GBR V KOR ( 7th / 8th ) Hockey World League Final Rosario 2015

GBR
5 - 1
KOR

Match Review GBR - KOR 5-1

Watch clips from the Great Britain - Korea game at…Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Korea game at…Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Korea game at…Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Korea game at…Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Korea game at…Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Korea game at…Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Korea game at…Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Korea game at…Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Korea game at…Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Korea game at…Posted December 12, 2015

The 7/8th place match between Great Britain and Korea was a case of cool finishing by the sixth ranked team as Nicola White scored twice and Ellie Watton, Hannah MacLeod and Helen Richardson-Walsh got a goal apiece to make sure they didn't finish bottom of the table.

The opening few minutes saw the teams getting to grips with each other's style of play and there was much possession play and passing around the back. The Korean attack was led by Cheon Eun Bi, who has put in some good performances at this Hockey World League Final, but she found herself well-marked by Laura Unsworth – a Great Britain player who has also enjoyed a good tournament.

The deadlock was broken by Nicola White (9'), whose run into the circle was unimpeded. Almost unable to believe her luck, the player smashed the ball deep into the far corner, past Korea 'keeper Jang Soo Ji. Great Britain had no time to rest on their laurels as the ever-dangerous Korea attack countered and Park MiHyun was left with only Kirsty Mackay in the Great Britain goal to beat. Mackay came out to reduce the angle and Park shot wide.

Great Britain scored a second when Ellie Watton made the most of space on the left-hand side of the circle. Her shot flew past Jang Soo Ji. The third Great Britain goal came after a period of intense pressure by the Great Britain team. Five penalty corners yielded no results, but Alex Danson was making a real nuisance of herself in the Korea circle and her shot was deflected into the goal by Hannah MacLeod.

The penalty corner count finally paid off when White was able to score after the ball was slipped to her at the far post. Great Britain nearly scored again seconds later as they won another corner and slipped to the other post. The deflection to Watton just went wide of Jang's post. The Korea 'keeper was called upon to perform heroics in the dying minutes of the game. Great Britain piled on the pressure, only to see Jang make save after save.

Great Britain's fifth and final goal was scored by Helen Richardson-Walsh. This was the midfielder's third goal of the competition. Korea came back almost immediately to score a consolation goal through a penalty corner. The final touch went to Han Hye Lyoung.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GBR 9 28 WHITE Nicola FG 1 - 0
GBR 29 21 WATTON Ellie FG 2 - 0
GBR 33 6 MACLEOD Hannah FG 3 - 0
GBR 48 28 WHITE Nicola PC 4 - 0
GBR 58 8 RICHARDSON-WALSH Helen PS 5 - 0
KOR 58 9 HAN Hye Lyoung PC 5 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
KOR 5 8 AN Hyo Ju G
KOR 23 9 HAN Hye Lyoung G
GBR 26 3 MAGUIRE Emily G
KOR 47 20 KIM Hyun Ji Y

KOR


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 GIDDENS Maggie
Umpire 2 McCLEAN Ayanna
Reserve Umpire MIAO Lin
Video Umpire ROACH Lisa
Judge 1 PIGRETTI Laura
Judge 2 TAKEDA Alicia
Technical Officer AKII-BUA Nataki
  • Match 17
  • Date Sat, 12 Dec 2015
  • Time 11:30
  • Pool/Class 7th / 8th
  • Venue

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