Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rocky Cousins Strike as Aussies Down Britain

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rocky Cousins Strike as Aussies Down Britain

Article excerpt

HOCKEY: Rockhampton conquered Great Britain 2-1 at the Champions Trophy in New Zealand yesterday.

Yes, you're reading correct.

Rockhampton hockey stars Jamie Dwyer and Matt Gohdes joined Australia's goalscorers in the Kookaburras' 4-1 victory over Great Britain at the men's hockey tournament in Auckland.

It was a case of anything you can do, I can do better for the Rockhampton cousins.

The Kookaburras struck first in the sixth minute, Matthew Butturini's pirouette giving him space to fire home the 1500th field goal in the Champion Trophy's 33-year history.

They doubled their lead three minutes later, Gohdes getting between two defenders before unleashing an unstoppable shot.

They continued to produce the greater attacking threat, but couldn't find the finish against some dogged British defence.

Their lead was cut with 15 minutes to go when Simon Mantell made a fine run into the circle to score.

But Australia hit back almost immediately, with Dwyer turning in a cross for his third goal of the tournament after scoring a brace in Saturday's opening 3-2 win over Spain. …

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