Australia's women beat the United States thanks to two goals in the last quarter of the FIH Pro League in Sydney ©Getty Images

Australia's men and women overcame Spain and the United States respectively to continue their superb run of form in the International Hockey Federation Pro League in Sydney.

Goals from Jodie Kenny and Mariah Williams in the final quarter propelled the women to a 2-1 win over the US, while the host nation beat Spain by the same scoreline in the men's game at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre.

Victory for the Australian women, nicknamed the Hockeyroos, moved them into top spot on the Pro League standings.

The US, hoping to bounce back from a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of The Netherlands, took the lead against the run of play when Dannielle Grega found the net with a fortuitous opener.

American goalkeeper Jessica Jecko proceeded to thwart Australia on numerous opportunities to maintain their advantage and it looked as though they might hold on for a shock victory until the final quarter.

Kenny finally broke American resistance with a well-struck penalty corner drag-flick and what proved to be the winning goal came six minutes later.

Williams hit a ferocious strike on the turn to score her third goal in her last four matches and send Australia to the top of the Pro League table with 14 points from a possible 18.

Australia's men were also made to work hard for their win as they edged Spain 2-1 ©Getty Images
Australia's men were also made to work hard for their win as they edged Spain 2-1 ©Getty Images

Australia's men also made a bright start to their clash with Spain but neither side gave too much away in the opening quarter.

The first goal came midway through the second period when Lachlan Sharp reacted quickest to send his effort high into the Spanish net.

Australia's lead did not last long, however, as Spain responded almost immediately through Pau Quemada's close-range finish.

Spain had the better of the opportunities after drawing level but were unable to take full advantage and the home side made them pay as Daniel Beale scored in the final quarter to hand victory to the Australian side.

"Spain have had some good results so far in the Pro League and certainly pushed us all the way today," said Australia’s Aran Zalewski.

"We converted late in the game to put us 2-1 in front so I’m really happy with the result. 

"It was a tough start [to the Pro League], losing to Holland and Belgium in the first weekend, but we have turned the results around a little bit. 

"We’d still like to keep improving and playing better but three wins is great and we look forward to coming back to Sydney in a couple of weeks."

Attention is set to turn to China tomorrow when the country's women play The Netherlands in Changzhou.