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While Australia and Korea recorded the biggest victories, it was Argentina and Spain who produced the most impressive performances on day one of the Rabo Hockey Junior World Cup in Rotterdam.
Ranked seventh in the tournament,
After neither team could gain the scoreboard advantage in the first 35 minutes, the match opened up and
In all, 49 goals were scored on the opening day, with the two matches netting almost half of that tally as
Australia’s Colin Hennessy ignited the morning’s goal avalanche, netting a penalty stoke after two minutes to get his team and the tournament off to a flying start.
Hennessy found the net another three times for the match for a personal tally of four, but his haul wasn’t the day’s best, with Korean Jong Hyun Jang notching five goals that included four penalty corners.
On the basis of today’s play, Pool A appears to be the most difficult to predict, with England and Spain evenly matched after captain David Alegre’s first half goal gave the Spanish a narrow 1-0 win.
In Pool B,
In the day’s final match, the
Goals: KOR – Jong Hyun Jang PC 3m PC 44m FG 49m PC 68m PC 69m, Jong Soo Lee FG 11m, Sung Kweon Hong PC 35m, Yong Ho Choi FG 37m, Young Jin Kim FG 41m FG 51m, Chang Yong Yeo FG 56m
Goals: ESP – David Alegre FG 18m
ARG – Lucas Vila FG 40m, Tomas Argento PC 44m, Lucas Rossi FG 55m; GER – Moritz Fuerste FG 50m PC 58m
Goals: MAS – Azli Misron FG 2m FG 68m, Zulkifli Mohd Rejab PC 28m, Ismail Abu FG 33m; RSA – Pierre-Gerard Geldenhuys PC 22m
Goals: AUS – Colin Hennessy PS 2m FG 11m FG 38m FG 45m, Tom Cleghorn FG 5m FG 9m, Jonathan Charlesworth FG 17m, Iain Davidson FG 23m, Glenn Turner FG 34m FG 49m, Des Abbott FG 44m, Kiel Brown FG 69m
Goals: PAK – Muhammad Imram PC 28m PC 64m, Muhammad Arif FG 66m; BEL – Mike Dewever FG 3m
Goals: IND – Sandeep Singh PC 5m PC 27m PC 55m, Vivek Gupta FG 59m; EGY – Mahmoud Elbadry PC 52m
Goals: NED – Nick Meijer FG 9m, Rogier Hofman FG 15m FG 33m FG 51m, Tjeerd Steller PC 50m, Robert van der Horst FG 63m
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