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Vanuatu cruise past hockey new chums Tonga

first_imgDespite a spirited display by Tonga, who have not participated in Pacific Games hockey before, Vanuatu ran out comfortable 21-1 winners in the men’s match.Vanuatu captain Hiro Namu gave credit to his opponents despite the one-sided nature of the contest.“The Tongans played tough, but I was pleased with our performance – the boys played well,” Namu said.“The Tongans were not a challenge because this is their first time to play hockey in the Pacific Games. They were not strong but it was good experience and I praise their good sportsmanship.“We are now looking forward to the match against Fiji (at 18:30) as they won this morning with a huge margin, defeating Solomon Islands 22-1.”Before that match at BSP Arena, Papua New Guinea take on Solomon Islands at 17:00.last_img

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