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NZ Women open Gold Coast campaign in style

NZ Women open Gold Coast campaign in style

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<p>The New Zealand Women have recorded an emphatic 6-1 win over Scotland in their Gold Coast opener</p>
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The New Zealand Women have recorded an emphatic 6-1 win over Scotland in their opening match at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.<br>
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Currently ranked fourth in the world, New Zealand looked well in control from the opening whistle against the 18<sup>th</sup> ranked Scots.<br>
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The Kiwis opened a 4-0 advantage inside the first 20 minutes for a commanding lead at halftime before striking twice more in the final 15 minutes. <br>
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Shiloh Gloyn and Rose Keddell both scored doubles while Kelsey Smith and Brooke Neal also added to the score sheet.<br>
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It was a game which saw a dramatic change in the weather with the first half played in mid-20 degree sunshine before the second half was doused by heavy rain and wind.<br>
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Head coach Mark Hager said it was pleasing to come away with a result in his side’s first game of the competition.<br>
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“It’s good to come away with a win and score a few goals in our first game. It’s a bit disappointing we conceded a goal late but hopefully we will learn from that,” he said.<br>
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“Our first half was good and we were clinical but when the rain came we slowed down a bit. Credit to Scotland also, they put pressure on us and forced some turnovers.”<br>
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The New Zealand Women play Ghana in their next pool match at 6:30pm (NZT) tomorrow with live coverage on TVNZ Games Extra, following the New Zealand Men’s opening clash against Canada at 1:30pm (live on TVNZ Duke).<br>
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“We’ve been watching some footage on Ghana and they can definitely play some good hockey so we will have to make sure we have a good rest and come back tomorrow on top of our game.”<br>
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<a href="https://www.gc2018.com/sport/hockey">CLICK HERE for more on hockey at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games</a><br>
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New Zealand 6:</strong> (Rose Keddell 18’, 45’, Shiloh Gloyn 18’, 48’, Kelsey Smith 10’, Brooke Neal 12’)<br>
<strong>Scotland 1:</strong> (Alison Howie 53’)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> New Zealand 4-0<br>
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