Black Sticks women stay unbeaten in Glasgow

Last updated 05:02 28/07/2014
Anita Punt and Krystal Forgesson

TOO STRONG: Anita Punt (left), who had two goals in the Black Sticks' 3-0 victory over India, high-fives Krystal Forgesson.

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A double to Anita Punt saw New Zealand dispatch India 3-0 and remain on track to top pool A in the Commonwealth Games women's hockey competition.

The Black Sticks led 1-0 at halftime against one of their toughest pool opponents, and Punt's two second half goals made it safe at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre.

A deadly Punt drag flick from a penalty corner doubled New Zealand's lead, then she converted a penalty stroke for an India stick check with 15 minuters remaining.

The Black Sticks have scored 17 goals and conceded none in their first two matches, after an opening round stroll against Trinidad and Tobago.

Gemma Flynn got New Zealand off to a flyer, scoring their opening goal after two minutes when she deftly finished a rebound from a penalty corner.

Flynn was denied a second in the 52nd minute when she scored after slick interpassing, but the goal was disallowed after India challenged the decision. A free hit was deemed not to have travelled the permitted 5m before hitting into the circle.

New Zealand face South Africa next (8am tomorrow NZT), with victory there almost guaranteeing them top spot in the pool and a likely semifinal against England.

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