ARG V AUS ( Pool B ) Hockey World League Final Rosario 2015

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Match Review ARG - AUS 1-2

Watch clips from the Argentina - Australia game at…Posted December 7, 2015
Watch clips from the Argentina - Australia game at…Posted December 7, 2015
Watch clips from the Argentina - Australia game at…Posted December 7, 2015
Watch clips from the Argentina - Australia game at…Posted December 7, 2015
Watch clips from the Argentina - Australia game at…Posted December 7, 2015
Watch clips from the Argentina - Australia game at…Posted December 7, 2015
Watch clips from the Argentina - Australia game at…Posted December 7, 2015
Watch clips from the Argentina - Australia game at…Posted December 7, 2015

A last gasp winner from Georgina Morgan clinched the points in a dramatic finale to day two at the Argentina HWL Final.

This was a clash between two titans of women's hockey as the world number two side Australia faced the world number three team, Argentina. With both sides sharing possession and enjoying periods where they dominated proceedings, the knowledgeable hockey crowd were treated to a match of intensity and skill, albeit with few scoring opportunities.

The host nation took an early lead when Delfina Merino (4') – who celebrates 200 caps today – was on hand to slam the ball home after a characteristically innovative attacking move that left the Australia defence chasing shadows.

The speed of the attack rocked the Hockeyroos momentarily but as the quarter progressed, the world number two side came back into the game, playing with their usual direct attack line. The goal was really the only thing separating these two teams for the remainder of the first half.

Kathryn Slattery was busy hassling the Argentina defence but her efforts were always met with a flat stick, while at the other end of the pitch Georgina Morgan, Jodie Kenny and the rest of the Australian defence held an equally strong line. As the clock hit zero at half-time, Argentina won another penalty corner as Martina Cavallero was knocked off course by Kenny. The resulting shot flew wide of Ashlee Well's goal.

The second half saw Australia start on the front foot as Emily Smith weaved through the defence to win a penalty corner. Kenny's shot, though hard, was straight at Belen Succi, who padded it away.

Smith was causing problems a few minutes later as she tore up the left of the pitch and unleashed a lifted ball that brought a top-drawer save out of Succi. Slattery followed up, but Succi was on hand to parry.

Carla Dupuy's run up the right relieved the intense pressure that Australia was piling on Argentina, but her subsequent cross failed to find a Las Leonas stick. With seven minutes left on the clock, Australia really piled on the pressure and were rewarded when Jodie Kenny slammed home a straight shot from a penalty corner. Succi had saved everything in the air, so the shot to the bottom corner was a wise choice from the Australian corner specialist.

It was now Argentina's turn to go on the attack and Carla Rebecchi was desperately unlucky to see her shot ricochet off the post. Australia countered, but Succi saved. The clock counted down and Australia won a penalty corner, which Georgina Morgan slammed into the back of the net.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
ARG 4 12 MERINO Delfina FG 1 - 0
AUS 53 7 KENNY Jodie PC 1 - 1
AUS 60 17 MORGAN Georgina PC 1 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
ARG 5 12 MERINO Delfina G
AUS 60 26 SMITH Emily Y

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 JOUBERT Michelle
Umpire 2 BLOCK Frances
Reserve Umpire MEISTER Michelle
Video Umpire UNKA Aleesha
Judge 1 TAKEDA Alicia
Judge 2 SHIN Jung Hee
Technical Officer AKII-BUA Nataki
  • Match 8
  • Date Sun, 6 Dec 2015
  • Time 21:00
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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