3 Sep 2016

Bevan scores hat-trick on NZ debut

7:11 pm on 3 September 2016

Striker Myer Bevan scored a hat-trick as New Zealand defeated the Cook Islands 3-0 in their opening match of the Oceania Under-20 Championship.

Myer Bevan in action for Auckland City, 2015.

Myer Bevan in action for Auckland City, 2015. Photo: Photosport

The game in Luganville, Vanuatu on Saturday was Bevan's international debut, after the former Western Springs and Auckland City player joined the Nike Academy full-time in England.

"To score a hat-trick on your international debut is a great achievement so he'll remember that for a long time," said coach Darren Bazeley.

"He's a real goal scorer and got himself into some good positions today. He took his chances well and I was really pleased for him."

New Zealand will try to continue their winning start to the OFC U-20 Championship when they meet Tahiti in Luganville on Tuesday at 4pm NZT.

Match Details

New Zealand 3 (Myer Bevan 30', 76', 90')

Cook Islands 0