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Barbados' blitz for first-ever win

23 Mar 06 00:37

Barbados' Hockey hero Tricia-Ann Greaves scored her nation's first 2 Commonwealth Games goals.

Barbados' Hockey hero Tricia-Ann Greaves scored her nation's first two Commonwealth Games goals.

Barbados scored its first-ever Commonwealth Games hockey win by defeating Nigeria 4-1 in its Classification Match.

In what was both teams' first Games appearance, Barbados relegated Nigeria to bottom place with a second half scoring spree.

The West Indian nation hadn't registered a goal in this year's competition until today's match but sprang out of the blocks, earning four penalty corners in the opening five minutes.

Tricia-Ann Greaves of Barbados became the first woman in her country's history to score a Commonwealth Games goal when she drilled through the Nigerian defence from a penalty corner in the fifth minute.

But Nigeria wrested back control of the midfield as Christy Agbo levelled the score in the 14th minute when she was left unchecked in the circle.

Nigeria looked to have the better of its opposition and should have led at the break after Agbo missed the chance to convert her second from a cross from Lucy Michael Aleji.

But Barbados came out the more determined side after half-time, putting the Nigerian defence under pressure with their spirited attack.

Greaves of Barbados scored her second goal from a loose ball after a penalty corner in the 59th minute and team-mate Joanna Davis made it 3-1 when she converted another penalty corner two minutes later.

Barbados's Allison Olivia Haynes sealed the history-making win in the final minute of the match.

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