AUS V IND ( Pool ) 2016 Mens Champions Trophy

AUS
4 - 2
IND

Match Review AUS - IND 4-2

Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016
Watch clips from the Men’s Hero Hockey Champions T…Posted June 16, 2016

Australia claimed their fourth win from five matches with victory over India on day five at the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016, ensuring that they finished top of the pool phase at the event in London. 

The Kookaburras will now await the outcome of this evening’s match between Great Britain and Belgium to learn who they will face in Friday’s competition final, although a draw between the two sides would be enough for India - who currently sit second in the pool - to reach the title match. 

The majority of the match was closely contested, although it was the Australians who went into half time with a 2-0 lead thanks to strikes from Trent Mitton and captain for the day Aran Zalewski. The Kookaburras added a third through Flynn Ogilvie before India captain VR Raghunath pulled a goal back with a trademark penalty corner, although Australia restored the two goal advantage seconds later when Tristan White continued his remarkable tournament by scoring his third in three games. A Mandeep Singh strike early in the fourth quarter gave India genuine hope, and they could have rescued the game were it not for Australian shot-stopper Tyler Lovell, who made numerous saves to help the Kookaburras to victory. 

“It's always a tough one, the match before you go into the final”, said Australia striker Blake Govers. “We went out there to try and keep the momentum going, and we started off not too bad and got a bit of a lead. Then we started to slack off and they showed what good teams can do and they came back to hurt us. I’m glad to come away with the win and I’m looking forward to the final tomorrow.” 

India’s Manpreet Singh said: “It was not great to concede two goals before half time, but after that we played very well and had a lot of chances but it was not quite enough.”

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
AUS 20 25 MITTON Trent PC 1 - 0
AUS 23 17 ZALEWSKI Aran FG 2 - 0
AUS 35 22 OGILVIE Flynn FG 3 - 0
IND 45 12 VOKKALIGA Raghunath PC 3 - 1
AUS 45 18 WHITE Tristan FG 4 - 1
IND 49 11 SINGH Mandeep FG 4 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
AUS 14 19 DEAVIN Tim G
IND 25 12 VOKKALIGA Raghunath G
AUS 56 17 ZALEWSKI Aran Y

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 van BUNGE Coen
Umpire 2 STAGNO Nathan
Reserve Umpire WALKER Paul
Video Umpire NEL Deon
Judge 1 BREWER Chris
Judge 2 GULDBRANDSEN Casper
Technical Officer CATTON Steve
  • Match 13
  • Date Thu, 16 Jun 2016
  • Time 16:00
  • Pool/Class Pool
  • Venue

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