GBR V IRL ( Pool B ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

GBR
2 - 2
IRL

Match Review GBR - IRL 2-2

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The first match of Day 3 at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp saw world number 14 Ireland fight back from a two goal deficit to claim a deserved draw against higher-ranked Great Britain.

Fifth ranked GB burst out of the blocks and quickly established a 2-0 lead thanks to team captain Barry Middleton and a sensational diving deflection from Chris Griffiths before Ireland’s John Jackson rattled the frame of George Pinner’s goal with a fierce penalty corner effort.

It proved to be a warning of things to come, as the Green Machine began an impressive fightback when Kyle Good and John Jackson netted goals either side of half time to restore parity.

Ireland - winners of the Hockey World League Round 2 competition in San Diego - were arguably the better team for the remainder of the game, and could easily have won it were it not for a crucial Pinner save, guiding a goal-bound effort onto the post before the danger was cleared.It was enough to ensure that the spoils were shared.

“There is no team in this tournament that we are not coming out to try and get the full win out of, and it is a good start for us”, said Ireland’s number 10 Alan Sothern after the match.“GB are a top class side so it's great to get some points on the board ahead of back to back games against Asian opposition, which will be an entirely different challenge.”

Great Britain goalkeeper George Pinner said: “It was pretty frustrating really, as we played well early on but drifted away from the game plan. Ireland are a better team than their ranking shows. We let them get back into the game, and full credit to them as they played well and took advantage.”

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GBR 5 18 MIDDLETON Barry FG 1 - 0
GBR 8 25 GRIFFITHS Chris FG 2 - 0
IRL 19 24 GOOD Kyle FG 2 - 1
IRL 36 3 JACKSON John FG 2 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
GBR 16 26 CATLIN Nick G
GBR 22 12 HOARE Michael G
IRL 22 7 WATT Michael G
IRL 28 3 JACKSON John Y
GBR 40 30 AMES David G
IRL 56 12 MAGEE Eugene Y
GBR 59 16 DIXON Adam Y

GBR

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 PINNER George
Bench
2 BAILEY James
5
6 WEIR Henry
X
7 JACKSON Ashley
5
9 MARTIN Harry
X
11 BROGDON Alastair
X
12 HOARE Michael 1
8
13 WARD Sam
5
14 GLEGHORNE Mark
X
16 DIXON Adam 1
X
18 MIDDLETON Barry 1
7
21 WHITEMAN Tim
X
22 CONDON David
X
24 LEWERS Iain
3
25 GRIFFITHS Chris 1
X
26 CATLIN Nick 1
X
27 FOX Dan
X
30 AMES David 1
  Team Manager HALLIDAY Andy
  Head Coach CRUTCHLEY Bobby
  Stand-In Manager RALPH David
  Assistant Coach BLEBY Jon
  Physiotherapist SAWKINGS Julia
  Medical Doctor WILKES Graeme

IRL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 HARTE David
X
3 JACKSON John 1 1
8
4 BELL Jonathan
X
6 GORMLEY Ronan
X
7 WATT Michael 1
X
8 CARGO Chris
5
10 SOTHERN Alan
5
11 DOWDS Stephen
X
12 MAGEE Eugene 1
5
13 CARUTH Peter
5
15 SHIMMINS Kirk
X
16 O'DONOGHUE Shane
8
19 CARLISLE Drew
X
20 DARLING Michael
Bench
23 FITZGERALD David
X
24 GOOD Kyle 1
X
26 GLEGHORNE Paul
X
27 HARTE Conor
  Team Manager BARRY Stephen
  Head Coach FULTON Craig
  Assistant Coach CAREN Jonathan
  Stand-In Manager JACKSON Peter
  Physiotherapist HASLAM Stephen
  Medical Doctor JACKSON Jennifer

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 WRIGHT John
Umpire 2 VAN EERT Roel
Reserve Umpire PRASAD Raghu
Video Umpire SIMMONDS Gary
Judge 1 WARRIS Rogier
Judge 2 SHARMA Anjali
Technical Officer DECKENBROCK Christian
  • Match 06
  • Date Tue, 23 Jun 2015
  • Time 12:00
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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