Knowles on track in Cup bid
FORMER Rockhampton hockey player Mark Knowles is on track to lead Australia to victory in the men's Junior Hockey World Cup in Rotterdam, Holland.
Australia booked its place in the semi-final stage after belting Germany 7-1 yesterday.
Striker Colin Hennessey scored his ninth and 10th goals of the tournament, while Edward Ock- enden also bagged a double as the Burras maintained their five- game unbeaten streak in the un- der-21 championships.
Australia, skippered by Athens gold medallist Knowles, face Ar- gentina in its final pool game to- day, before playing in the semi- finals on Saturday.
The final is early Monday. Australia is vying for its second Junior World Cup crown after lifting the title in 1997.
India, the 2001 champions, Spain, Korea and Argentina are all still in contention for this year's title.