Black Sticks women thrash Trinidad & Tobago

SIMON PLUMB
Last updated 07:38 26/07/2014

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The women's Black Sticks have annihilated Trinidad and Tobago by a whopping 14-0 in their opening pool match of the Commonwealth Games hockey tournament.

In a total mismatch, which was well over as a contest by half-time with the score already at 7-0, a raft on Kiwis got on the scoresheet in what was more like a training run than a competitive game.

Krystal Forgesson scored four goals from open play while field goals also went to Petrea Webster, Kayla Whitelock, Anita Punt, Emily Naylor, Katie Glynn (2) and Rose Keddell. 

Punt, Glynn and Sophie Cocks also dispatched penalty corners.

About the only positive the Trinidad and Tobago team can extract from the match is they conceded two goals less against the Kiwis than they did against South Africa yesterday.

Mark Hager's side are ranked fourth in the world and will count anything but a decent tilt at the gold medals as a failure.

Raining in a total of 48 shots on the goal, the result puts New Zealand second in their group behind South Africa, and ahead of India, on goal differential.

The New Zealand women's team play India next, Monday 3am (NZT).

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