The Australian men’s team will enter the World Cup Qualifier event later this month full of confidence after recording a 6-2 victory over Canada today in Canberra.

After a close 2-1 victory to the Kookaburra a day earlier, it was actually Canada who scored the first goal of the match, converting a penalty corner at the five minute mark.

It took the Kookaburras some time to get going but when they did there was no stopping them, with Luke Doerner, Glenn Turner and Jamie Dwyer all scoring within fives minutes to establish a dominating lead.

Things continued to click for the Kookaburras after half time, with veteran Brent Livermore combining with young gun Eddie Ockenden to score two more goals for the Kookaburras.

Although Canada continued to work hard, scoring their second goal at the 47 minute mark, the damage was already done, with Kookaburra Chris Ciriello sealing the victory with the Kookaburras sixth goal with only two minutes remaining.

The Kookaburras next international competition will come when they take on New Zealand and Samoa at the World Cup Qualifier event in New Zealand from 24-29 August.

Australia-Canada 6:2 (3:1)
Goals Australia: Doerner 20m PC, Turner 22m FG, Dwyer 25m FG, Livermore 45m PC, Ockenden 46m FG, Ciriello 68m PC.
Goals Canada: Short 5m PC, Fernandes 47m PC

Source: Hockey Australia