Commonwealth Games: Martin helps England men hit seven
PUBLISHED: 08:13 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:13 06 April 2018
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Harry Martin was among the goalscorers as England's men beat Malaysia 7-0 in their opening match at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
With the England women having beaten South Africa 2-0 in their first fixture, the men made a fast start as Sam Ward converted Henry Weir’s cross.
Ward added his second with a clever touch to Mark Gleghorne’s reverse-stick strike, then turned provider to set up David Goodfield to make it 3-0.
Gleghorne’s cool penalty flick completed a dominant first half, before Malaysia rallied in the scoreless third quarter.
And England then scored three times in the last 15 minutes to run out convincing winners.
Hampstead & Westminster’s Martin dived to deflect Ward’s cross into the roof of the net for the fifth, with Gleghorne grabbing his second with a drag flick.
Co-captain Phil Roper completed the rout with a clever backhand finish ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Pakistan (5.30am).