Ireland beat Bangladesh in World League Round 2 opener

Alan Sothern
Alan Sothern scored a hat-trick for Ireland

Ireland's men have beaten Bangladesh 5-2 in their opening World League round two match in Delhi.

The Irish team recovered from an early two-goal deficit to win with the help of a hat-trick from Alan Sothern.

Chris Cargo and Shane O'Donoghue were also on target for Ireland.

Ireland play four more games over the next week, with the top seven placed teams across the four World League 2 tournaments qualifying for World League 3 in June.

AHM Kamruzzaman and Mamunur Rahman Chayan gave Bangladesh a two-goal lead inside 19 minutes but Sothern deflected in a shot to reduce the deficit soon afterwards.

Pete Brown's interception set up the equaliser for Sothern in the 29th minute.

Cargo finished from O'Donoghue pass to put Ireland in front just before half-time.

O'Donoghue increased the Irish lead after the break and Sothern sealed his hat-trick with a fine finish from Magee's sweeping cross to complete the win.

Ireland's next match will be against Fiji on Wednesday.