The men’s Hockey World Cup final saw Australia crush host nation the Netherlands to lift the gold. The Dutch started the game on a good note as they got an early opener in the 14th minute of the game. Jeroen Hertzberger found the back of the net to put his team in the lead, however the joy would prove to be short-lived.
With three shots on target Australia showed that they will not be a pushover. After 20 minutes Chris Ciriello scored an equalizer for the Aussies. Four minutes after Australia’s first goal, Kieran Govers added a second goal which put them in the lead for the first time.
Glenn Turner put his team in a comfortable position when he scored the team’s third goal in the 37th minute to ensure a handy 3-1 advantage at half-time. Ciriello did not waste anytime when he netted the fourth goal after the second period had barely begun. The Australians were proving to be good value when Ciriello cored the fifth in the 53rd minute.
Jamie Dwyer also wanted a piece of the action and he did just that when he put his name on the score sheet to make it six of the best for his country to put the cherry on top. A 6-1 annihilation is the stuff world champions are made of and Australia proved to be worthy at the Hague.