Azlan Shah Hockey: Japan rounds off with a 6-1 win over Poland

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Azlan Shah Hockey: Japan rounds off with a 6-1 win over Poland

Azlan Shah Hockey: Japan rounds off with a 6-1 win over Poland

Asian Games champion Japan rounded off its engagements in the 28th Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament with a comfortable 6-1 win over bottom placed Poland to take the fifth position at Ipoh on Saturday.

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Azlan Shah Hockey: Japan rounds off with a 6-1 win over Poland

The win, second for Japan, in the six nation tournament, saved the Asian Games champion from taking the wooden spoon.

Poland ended the tournament without a win and a point.

In fact, Poland gave a false start by taking lead inthe 31st minute after a barren first half. Gumny Mikholaj scored a field goal.

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Azlan Shah Hockey: Japan rounds off with a 6-1 win over Poland

The Poles hung onto this solitary goal lead till 46th minute after which the Japanese virtually launched a blitzkrieg scoring six goals. Two of these goals came from Hirotaka Makuri, who also had the distinction of converting a penalty corner. Kentaro Fukuda, also scored two field goals. Sugaru Hoshi and Ryosei Kato were the other goal scorers for Japan.

– PTC NEWS