5 Oct 2010

Men's hockey team have dominant start to Games

6:40 pm on 5 October 2010

The New Zealand men's hockey team has started their bid for a Commonwealth medal in style, with a 7-1 win against Trinidad and Tobago in their opening pool game in Delhi

The Black Sticks opened the scoring through Hayden Shaw, but Trinidad and Tobago hit back soon after, catching the New Zealand defence off-guard.

But the equaliser just spurred the men-in-black into action, and New Zealand lead 3-1 at the break.

The second half was just a formality for the Black Sticks, who were untroubled by the underdogs, and eased another four goals into the net by the full-time whistle.

Blair Hilton and Hayden Shaw both managed two goals each during the match.

The New Zealand men will take on South Africa tomorrow, while the Black Sticks women will face Malaysia at 11pm.