Dwyer makes mistakes, but don?t expect a repeat
AN UNCHARACTERISTIC display of inaccuracy in front of the net yesterday by Jamie Dwyer could prove a blessing in disguise for Australia.
The Kookaburras yesterday advanced to their third consecu- tive Commonwealth Games gold medal play-off with a 6-0 demolition of Malaysia and will now play Pakistan tomorrow And while the 2004 International Player of the Year did make it on to the scorers' list yesterday, it was the higher than normal number of unconverted opportunities that made Dwyer's performance all the more rare.
"Yeah, one off target, the other, ah, a couple off target, you're right,'' Dwyer laughed. "Over all it was okay. I had a lot of goal shots and usually I take those shots and sometimes they come off and sometimes they don't.''
In fairness to Dwyer, the occasional time when the radar is off can be excused.
Dwyer left his mark on the game yesterday with Australia's third goal from a penalty corner in the 51st minute.
History has shown that Dwyer never makes the same mistake twice and that could spell extremely bad news for their opponents.