Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Kelly King in Hockey World Win

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Kelly King in Hockey World Win

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Byline: Patrick Allen sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

GRAFTON'S Peter Kelly starred in a World Series Hockey exhibition match between the World XI and the India XI yesterday, scoring two goals in his side's 7-2 thumping of the host country.

The World XI, captained by Grafton hockey legend Brett Livermore, dominated possession throughout, sealing the win with five second-half goals.

Two of those came from the stick of Kelly, who scored two quick-fire goals to put the match beyond doubt.

Kelly's first goal came in the 55th minute and the local boy completed his brace four minutes later with a splendid shot to beat the Indian 'keeper.

The lucrative World Series Hockey tournament a hockey's answer to cricket's Indian Premier League a was due to commence last week.

However, a controversy regarding the Indian players, who would be ineligible to trial for the nation's Olympic team had they played in the tournament, forced organisers to delay the start of the series until February 28. …

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