JAKARTA: Former champions South Korea turned in a comfortable performance to beat Sri Lanka 8-0 in a Group A match at the GBK Hockey Stadium.
The Koreans had beaten Hong Kong 11-0 in their opening match and top their group for now.
But coach Kim Young-kyu was a hard man to please.
“I think we should have scored more goals. The conditions were not that hot but I am pleased with the way we moved the ball.
“So, the finishing was not that good despite the chances we created. We have another easy match against Indonesia and we need to stay focus on the task,” he said.
“My main focus in on the match against Japan and India. That is the two matches matter in our group. I will be happy to win that even if it is just one goal,” he added.
The South Korean opening goal was scored by Kim Seong-kyu in the fourth minute via a penalty corner conversion. A minute later Kim Jung-hoo added the second goal from a field attempt.
The Koreans continued to dominate the play and soon chalked up a 4-0mscoreline in the first quarter.
Hwang Weon-ki and Bae Jong-suk were the scorers in the eighth and 13th minutes respectively. There were no goals in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, penalty corner specialist Jang Jung-hyun scored three goals in the was 32nd, 41st and 43rd minutes. All the goals came from the penalty corners.
Hwang Tae-il scored the eighth goal in the 51st minute for Korea’s second win in the tournament.