Dramatic, cut-throat, exciting and emotional: Hockeyroos gold-medal match was sport at its best

By Malcolm Knox
Updated August 3 2014 - 2:09am, first published 1:03am
The moment it became real - the Hockeyroos celebrate their Commonwealth gold medal win against England. Photo: Paul Gilham, Getty Images Sport.

Whatever is said – or not said – about the Commonwealth Games, it is hard to imagine any sporting contest finishing with the drama and excitement of the women’s gold-medal hockey match between Australia and England. Sport is easy to love when it produces stories like this.

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