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Australia continues charge in men's field hockey

London, England (Sports Network) - Australia rolled to a victory over Spain to highlight men's field hockey action on Wednesday.

The world No. 1 Aussies got goals from five different players in the 5-0 win, making them 2-0 so far in the London Games. Australia is looking to extend its current run of five straight Olympics with a medal.

Spain was coming off a 1-1 draw to Pakistan on Monday, a contest in which it lost captain Santiago Freixa to a broken left arm. The bad luck continued in this game, with five-times Olympian Pol Amat exiting hurt.

In additional Pool MA play, Great Britain blew a two-goal lead, but Ashley Jackson's second goal of the game, coming during the 68th minute, allowed the hosts to escape with a 2-2 tie versus South Africa.

Great Britain had won its opener on Monday, getting two goals from Barry Middleton.

South Africa, meanwhile, failed to steal a win after losing its opener 6-0 to Australia.

The other match of that pool saw Pakistan knock off Argentina, 2-0.

In men's Pool MB play, the Netherlands rolled past Belgium 3-1; New Zealand got the best of India 3-1; and Germany notched a close 1-0 victory over Korea.

08/01 18:05:51 ET


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