AUS V FRA ( Pool A ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

AUS
10 - 0
FRA

Match Review AUS - FRA 10-0

Reigning world champions Australia sent out a clear statement of intent in their first match of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals, surging to a 10-0 triumph over Pool A opponents France. Striker siblings Kieran and Blake Govers both scored twice in the rout, with Chris Ciriello, Jamie Dwyer, Matt Gohdes, Simon Orchard, Jacob Whetton and Eddie Ockenden also contributing.

The pick of the goals came from Gohdes, who started and finished a slick passing move with an audacious chip that sailed over the head of onrushing goalkeeper Martin Zylbermann and just under the crossbar.

It was a typically impressive display from Australia and was the perfect way to mark one of their player milestones, with Fergus Kavanagh enjoying that familiar winning feeling on the occasion of his 200th international appearance.

Australia’s Matthew Swann was feeling good about his teams display, saying: “It was a really great way to start. We felt that we’d put in a lot of hard training sessions and I think physically we are very well prepared for the tournament.”

“It was tough and we are not really happy about our performance, but Australia are the best in the world”, said France’s Hugo Genestet. “We have more important matches coming up and we have to focus on getting some results from those.”

Just as Australia’s women did earlier in the day, the Kookaburras wore black armbands as a mark of respect for Jackson Tudhope, a talented young hockey player from South Australia who tragically lost his life in a car accident last week. 

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
AUS 3 27 GOVERS Kieran FG 1 - 0
AUS 10 5 CIRIELLO Chris FG 2 - 0
AUS 12 1 DWYER Jamie FG 3 - 0
AUS 13 16 GOHDES Matt FG 4 - 0
AUS 19 3 ORCHARD Simon FG 5 - 0
AUS 20 27 GOVERS Kieran PC 6 - 0
AUS 34 12 WHETTON Jacob FG 7 - 0
AUS 45 13 GOVERS Blake FG 8 - 0
AUS 53 11 OCKENDEN Eddie FG 9 - 0
AUS 54 13 GOVERS Blake PC 10 - 0

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
AUS 30 16 GOHDES Matt G
FRA 37 19 SCHEEFER Francois G

AUS

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 DWYER Jamie 1
X
3 ORCHARD Simon 1
X
5 CIRIELLO Chris 1
X
9 KNOWLES Mark
5
11 OCKENDEN Eddie 1
X
12 WHETTON Jacob 1
7
13 GOVERS Blake 2
7
16 GOHDES Matt 1 1
X
17 ZALEWSKI Aran
5
18 WHITE Tristan
5
19 DEAVIN Timothy
X
20 SWANN Matthew
5
23 BEALE Daniel
16
24 LOVELL Tyler
X
27 GOVERS Kieran 2
X
28 BROWN Kiel
X
30 CHARTER Andrew
X
31 KAVANAGH Fergus
  Team Manager GAUDOIN Paul
  Head Coach REID Graham
  Stand-In Manager APPLEBY Brendyn
  Assistant Coach EGLINGTON Nathan
  Physiotherapist HAWES Ellen
  Medical Doctor CLAYDON Gary

FRA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
4 PETERS-DEUTZ Cristoforo
6
5 KIEFFER Jean-Laurent
X
6 GENESTET Tom
5
7 GENESTET Hugo
X
8 MARTIN BRISAC Simon
6
9 SANCHEZ Olivier
X
11 MASSON Charles
6
14 BAUMGARTEN Gaspard
X
15 DERONT Guillaume
6
16 GOYET François
X
18 FORGUES Jean-Baptiste
9
19 SCHEEFER Francois 1
X
20 CHARLET Victor
X
22 GENESTET Martin
X
24 COISNE Aristide
X
25 LYON Romain
31
29 SAUNIER Corentin
X
31 ZYLBERMANN Martin
  Team Manager FRANCOIS Antoine
  Head Coach FOULARD Gael
  Assistant Coach REYNAUD Bertrand
  Stand-In Manager HOEBEN Gerold
  Medical Doctor POPINEAU Christophe
  Physiotherapist LE BRIS Sebastien

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 VAN EERT Roel
Umpire 2 van ELEGEM Geoffroy
Reserve Umpire KOH Eric Kim Lai
Video Umpire van BUNGE Coen
Judge 1 WARRIS Rogier
Judge 2 McKAY Iain
Technical Officer DECKENBROCK Christian
  • Match 05
  • Date Sun, 21 Jun 2015
  • Time 18:00
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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