C'wealth Games: Aussie men ease past England into hockey final

C'wealth Games: Aussie men ease past England into hockey final
General view of a men's field hockey match between England and Canada at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 31, 2014

GLASGOW - Australia will face India or New Zealand for their fifth consecutive men's hockey Commonwealth Games gold after they comfortably saw off England 4-1 on Saturday.

In the pouring rain in Glasgow it was England who were caught cold after just two minutes as Tristan White gave Australia the perfect start from a penalty corner before Simon Orchard doubled their lead just eight minutes later.

Harry Martin briefly gave England hope when he bundled home from close range on 52 minutes to half the deficit.

However, England never looked like levelling and Australia rounded off their victory with two more goals in the final 10 minutes as Chris Ciriello fired a penalty corner low into the net before Eddie Ockenden had the simple task of finishing into an open goal.

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