21 Jan 2009

Dutch spoil Charlesworth's debut

9:08 am on 21 January 2009

The Netherlands have spoiled Ric Charlesworth's first game in charge of the Australian men's hockey team with a 4-2 win over the Kookaburras in Busselton.

The Dutch turned the tables on their opponents following their 6-2 defeat to Australia in the bronze medal match at the 2008 Olympics.

They capitalised on a 3-0 halftime advantage to run out comfortable winners in the first game of the 2009 summer series being held in Western Australia.