Argentina take opening game laurels in Dusseldorf

Real Four Nations
Argentina 3 (G Peillat 2, M Ferreiro) Ireland 1 (M Bell)

Agustin Mazzilli crosses under pressure from debutant Ryan Getty. Picture: DHB

Argentina took the laurels in the opening game of the Real Four Nations in Düsseldorf this evening, beating Ireland’s men – who had Ryan Getty making his debut.

Argentina’s top marksman Gonzalo Peillat scored with two trademark penalty corners, his first on the stroke of half time and his second and Argentina’s third in the 49th minute.

The first quarter was scoreless before Argentina went in front in the 23m with a field goal by Martin Ferreiro. Mattie Bell scored a consolation for Ireland in the 60th minute to leave the final score Ireland 1-3 Argentina.

Ireland: D Harte, M Bell, L Madeley, M Nelson, S Murray, J McKee, M Robson, D Walsh, P Gleghorne, J Duncan, S Loughrey
Subs: J Jackson, A Sothern, J Bell, R Getty, O Magee, S Cole

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