Five goals in a span of 15 minutes in the second half with Anna O Flanagan scoring three of those summed up the dominance Ireland enjoyed against Czech Republic.
The hosts started as favourites while Czech Republic were hoping to put up a tough fight, especially after their 5-0 win over Singapore.
Ireland’s dominance started right from the first whistle and they again scored early as O’Flanagan created an excellent chance for Nikki Daly to tap in.
Towards the end of the first quarter it was turn for the experienced O’Flanagan to score her first of the four goals of the match.
After a quiet second quarter, the Irish team began a goal fest as they pumped in six goals in the second half. O’Flanagan was at the centre of the action as she completed a hat-trick and also helped in creating a few chances.
Czech Republic pulled one back in the 54th minute but it was too little too late. Nikki Daly restored their seven goal advantage as she scored her second of the day in the 58th minute.
With this win Ireland climbed to the top of the table with six points and next play Singapore on Tuesday.
Ireland’s Anna O’Flanagan: “Compared to our match versus Malaysia we moved the ball faster and took our opportunities.”