26 Jan 2009

Australia score first series win over Dutch

7:29 am on 26 January 2009

The Australian men's hockey team gave their new coach Ric Charlesworth the best possible start to his reign with their first series win over the Netherlands.

A 1-all draw in Perth last night was enough to secure the series after the Dutch won the opening game 4-2, and the Kookaburras won the next two, including a 7-3 result in the third match.