Shaw’s hat-trick over Canada
31 July 2002
A hat-trick from the tournament’s top-scorer Hayden Shaw helped New Zealand beat Canada 3-2 in a dramatic game.
The result means the Kiwis, who twice came from behind, will play Pakistan in the semi-finals.
It was a spirited performance from Canada and they took the lead in the sixth minute through a well-taken penalty corner from Wayne Fernandes.
Shaw equalised from a penalty flick after 16 minutes, but Ravi Kahlon restored Canada’s lead shortly before half-time from another penalty corner.
The second half was all New Zealand and, in particular, Shaw. The muscular defender has now scored three hat-tricks in the last three games, and 11 overall.
His second, from a fiercely-struck penalty corner, came after 40 minutes. And as extra time loomed, the prolific Shaw fired home the winner with just five minutes remaining.
Canada will now play England in the fifth and sixth place play-off on Friday, despite the fact they have yet to win a game in the Games.
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