Rabo Champions Trophy Amstelveen 2011
Amstelveen, Netherlands - June 25 - 3, 2011

CHN V AUS ( Pool D ) Rabo Champions Trophy Amstelveen 2011

CHN
2 - 2
AUS

Match Review CHN - AUS 2-2

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
AUS 16 4 EASTHAM Casey PC 0 - 1
AUS 23 7 SCHULZ Jodie PC 0 - 2
CHN 30 17 LI Hongxia PC 1 - 2
CHN 54 10 GAO Lihua FG 2 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
CHN 10 6 SUN Sinan G
AUS 46 8 NELSON Ashleigh G

CHN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
68
1 MA Yibo
X
2 WANG Mengyu
X
3 MAO Weilin
DNP
5 MA Wei
X
6 SUN Sinan 1
X
8 FU Baorong
14
10 GAO Lihua 1
X
12 BAO Qianqian
Bench
13 HU Pan
X
16 ZHANG Yimeng
X
17 LI Hongxia 1
X
19 HUANG Ting
X
21 ZHAO Yudiao
X
22 SONG Qingling
X
23 DE Jiaojiao
13
25 XU Xiaoxu
19
29 PENG Yang
DNP
31 ZHANG Lei
  Stand-In Manager LIU Yuxiang
  Head Coach KIM SANG Ryul
  Assistant Coach LUO Xiaobing
  Physiotherapist LI Hongxing
  Medical Doctor GUAN Siyao

AUS

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
DNP
1 CRONK Toni
X
4 EASTHAM Casey 1
DNP
5 TROST Renee
X
6 RIVERS Megan
X
7 SCHULZ Jodie 1
X
8 NELSON Ashleigh 1
X
9 FLANAGAN Anna
X
11 MCRAE Jacklyn
X
12 BLYTH Madonna
X
15 McGURK Kobie
5
16 WHITE Kellie
5
17 HURTZ Emily
X
20 HUDSON Marnie
2
21 TAYLOR Jayde
5
25 WARRENDER Jade
X
27 LYNCH Rachael
X
28 PARKER Georgie
4
31 CLOSE Jade
  Team Manager SHAW Robyn
  Head Coach COMMENS Adam
  Assistant Coach DUFF Jason
  Physiotherapist COOKE Jennifer
  Medical Doctor YOUNG Jannet
  Stand-In Manager PARTRIDGE Kathleen

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

China fight back to tie with Hockeyroos

China fought back from a 2-0 deficit to claim a share of the points in the first match of Pool D, the group that features the teams contesting the 5th to 8th positions at the Rabo FIH Champions Trophy in Amstelveen.

Australia stormed into a 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to penalty corner goals from Casey Eastham and Jodie Schulz, but China pulled one back before half time through Li Hongxia. The leveller came from Gao Lihua midway through the second period.

The result means that Australia remain at the top of Pool D with four points, having carried the three points from their final Pool B match forward into the second phase. China now have two points and sit in second place, although this could all change when England face Germany in the second match of the day here in Amstelveen.

Although both teams started positively, it was 16 minutes before the first real chance of the match arrived when Australia won two penalty corners in quick succession. The first effort was blocked by a China foot, but the Hockeyroos made no mistake with the second chance when Anna Flanagan picked out the unmarked Casey Eastham at the left post who calmly guided the ball into the empty net.

A third Australian penalty soon arrived but the China defence held firm. However, Chinas were not so lucky when they conceded a fourth PC when was clinically dispatched by Jodie Schulz who sent her drag-flick to the right goalkeeper Zhang Yimeng.

The goal was further evidence that Australia had worked hard to improve their penalty corner conversion rate, having only scored once from 16 previous attempts ahead of this match.

China pulled a goal back with a penalty corner five minutes from half time, although the Australia defence made four superb blocks before China captain Li Hongxia cracked a reverse stick shot through a crowd of players and into the bottom right corner.  

China hit the ground running at the start of the second period, but struggled to find a way past Australian keeper Rachael Lynch who produced a string of excellent saves to keep her side ahead.

The Hockeyroos thought that they had re-established their two goal advantage in the 50th minute when a melee in the circle was volleyed into the net by Megan Rivers, but a smart video referral from China ruled out the goal due to an infringement. 

Despite this, China were excellent in the second half a deservedly drew level when a long ball pass from midfield found Mao Weilin through on goal. The China striker could have easily taken the glory herself but instead rolled the ball past the onrushing Lynch to Gao Lihua who tapped into an open goal.

Both sides went close in the final 15 minutes, although arguably the best opportunity fell to China’s Mao who missed the target with a deflected effort with six minutes remaining.  

  • Match 13
  • Date Thu, 30 Jun 2011
  • Time 11:30
  • Pool/Class Pool D
  • Venue

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