NZ men thumped
Jeremy Hayward scored two goals to help the Kookaburras defeat New Zealand 5-1 and book a spot in the Oceania Cup hockey final. Hayward converted two set pieces on Thursday night in the first and third quarters, sandwiching an opportunistic goal by Jake Whetton in Sydney. Tom Craig made it a four-goal lead with a long-range bomb in the final period, before Dylan Wotherspoon sealed the win late in the match. Daniel Harris scored the lone goal for the Black Sticks, who must beat Papua New Guinea today to advance to the final. The Kookaburras have won all nine previous Oceania Cup titles since its inception in 1999.