GBR V AUS ( Pool ) 2016 Mens Champions Trophy

GBR
0 - 0
AUS

Match Review GBR - AUS 0-0

Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 10, 2016

Host nation Great Britain claimed a point against reigning world champions Australia, holding the top ranked Kookaburras to a 0-0 draw in the final match of day one at the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 in London. 

Despite surviving a barrage of penalty corners in the first quarter, the home favourites gave a fine performance in front of their fans but could not reward their excellent support with goal. 

The Australians had a goal ruled out thanks to a smart video referral in the early stages, with Blake Govers’ penalty corner strike being adjudged too high before deflecting into the net off the pads of the excellent George Pinner. 

Great Britain thought that they had won a potential match winning penalty corner opportunity in the dying stages of the match, but this time the Aussies benefitted from the an intelligent use of the video umpire to get the decision overturned. 

“It was so cagey, one of the most unusual matches between Great Britain and Australia imaginable”, said Great Britain Head Coach Bobby Crutchley after the match. “We defended pretty well, we had to for periods, particularly in the first half. Not a bad start to the event, and certainly some good individual performances but we want to improve from here on in.” 

Kookaburras Head Coach Graham Reid said: “We created a lot of opportunities, we had a lot of corners that we unfortunately didn’t put away. It was a mix perhaps of execution issues, but also perhaps that Great Britain defended very well and we just have to work a little bit harder on different variations. A lot of today was getting used to the conditions here, and we did play very nicely.

“Now we have Korea up next. They are the team to chase and we only have 22 hours before our next game so we have to put this game to bed and look towards Korea tomorrow.”

 

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
GBR 13 16 DIXON Adam G
AUS 27 4 TURNER Glenn G
GBR 60 13 WARD Sam Y

AUS


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 CHEN Dekang
Umpire 2 TOMLINSON David
Reserve Umpire PRASAD Raghu
Video Umpire van BUNGE Coen
Judge 1 CHAN Alfred
Judge 2 BREWER Chris
Technical Officer GULDBRANDSEN Casper
  • Match 3
  • Date Fri, 10 Jun 2016
  • Time 20:00
  • Pool/Class Pool
  • Venue

Our website uses cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the FIH website. To find out more about our data policy please click here