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Ireland stay on track for London play-off with defeat of Chile

It was another impressive performance at UCD tonight.

Timothy Cockram of Ireland celebrates scoring the first goal of the game.
Timothy Cockram of Ireland celebrates scoring the first goal of the game.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Ireland 3  Chile 0

IRELAND’S HOCKEY HOPEFULS kept their Olympic dream alive with an impressive win over Chile at a sold-out Belfield tonight.

The hosts were quick off the mark opening the scoring in the sixth minute thanks to marksman’s Timmy Cockram’s trademark dragflick.

Eight minutes in Electric Ireland man-of-the-match Michael Watt doubled Ireland’s lead when Watt weaved his way across the top of the ‘d’ to find space to nip away a powerful reverse stick shot on the 43rd minute. Ireland created many other chances a couple coming from an impressive Chris Cargo and Ian Sloan but it was Michael Watt who was on target once again when Cockram picked out Jermyn who slipped it through to Watt for a close range shot and 3-0 lead.

Starting XI: David Harte (GK); John Jackson; Geoff McCabe; Ronan Gormley; Michael Watt; Eugene Magee; Michael Darling; Timmy Cockram; David Ames; Paul Gleghorne; Stuart Loughrey.

Reserves (all used): Chris Cargo; John Jermyn; Peter Caruth; Andy McConnell; Ian Sloan;

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