22 Aug 2008

NZ beats Pakistan at the Olympics for the first time

5:45 am on 22 August 2008

The New Zealand men's hockey team has finished its Olympic campaign on a high note, easily beating Pakistan 4-2 to finish seventh overall.

It's the first time a New Zealand men's team has beaten Pakistan at an Olympic Games.

New Zealand led 1-0 at halftime through a goal from Simon Childs.

Hayden Shaw added to the lead early in the second half before Gareth Brooks added a third and Shaw finished off the match with his second goal late in the game.