Commonwealth Games: England women hit 12 past Ghana as Wales men beat Canada

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Hosts: Birmingham Dates: 28 July to 8 August
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England women thrashed Ghana 12-0 in their Commonwealth Games hockey Pool A opener while Wales men beat Canada 5-1.

Hat-tricks from Hannah Martin and Grace Balsdon helped England hammer the side ranked 25 places below them.

Anna Toman, Giselle Ansley and Holly Hunt were also on target in the first half with Tess Howard, Lily Owsley and Laura Unsworth netting after the break.

Earlier, Gareth Furlong scored four times as Wales cruised past Canada in their opener in Pool A.

Defender Furlong scored a first-quarter hat-trick of drag flicks, with Gareth Griffiths adding another at the end of the third quarter at the University of Birmingham hockey centre.

Furlong netted his fourth from a penalty corner in the closing stages, before Canada's Matthew Sarmento scored a late consolation strike.

South Africa's men's team drew 2-2 with Pakistan in Pool A, while Australia women beat Kenya 8-0 in Pool A.

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