Hayward scores in China thrashing

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NTIS supported Hockey athlete Jeremy Hayward scored one of eleven goals in the Kookaburras win over China, at the 2018 Hockey World Cup.

World Cup reigning champions Australia have completed a perfect pool stage, with a ruthless 11-0 thrashing of China PR, in their final World Cup group game in Bhubaneswar on Friday night. The Kookaburras came within one goal of their own World Cup record win of 12-0, over South Africa in 2010, having led 9-0 at the final break.

Wollongong’s Blake Govers, who is now the World Cup top scorer with five goals, starred with a hat-trick and an assist in the emphatic victory. Tim Brand next best with a double. Aran Zalewski, Tom Craig, Jeremy Hayward, Jake Whetton, Dylan Wotherspoon and Flynn Ogilvie all also netted in the crushing victory.

The Kookaburras had already sealed their quarter-final spot and will take momentum into their knockout match, where they play France at 12:30am (AEDT) on Thursday morning, December 13.

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