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

AUS
4 - 0
POL

Match Review AUS - POL 4-0

AUS V POL Goal 1 for AUSPosted June 26, 2015
AUS V POL Goal 2 for AUSPosted June 26, 2015
AUS V POL Goal 3 for AUSPosted June 26, 2015
AUS V POL Goal 4 for AUSPosted June 26, 2015

Australia maintained their 100 per cent win record at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals with a solid win over Poland, putting them top of Pool A at the end of Day 6.

The mighty Kookaburras are now certain of a top two finish in the pool, and need just a draw in Sunday’s match against India to seal first place and set up a quarter-final meeting with the team that finishes fourth in Pool B.With four defeats, Poland have finished bottom of the pool and will face China in the 9-10 classification match on Wednesday 1st July.

The Poles gave the reigning world champions a torrid time in the first two quarters of a fiercely competitive and physical game. Poland’s penalty corner star Pavel Bratkowski brought a fine save from Aussie shot-stopper Andrew Charter, with Jacob Whetton forcing a wonderful stick save from Poland’s inspired goalkeeper Maciej Pacanowski, who made an incredible 23 saves during the match.

The opening goal arrived in the 10th minute when Kieran Govers smashed home a blistering strike following a blocked penalty corner flick from Kieran’s younger brother Blake. Whetton doubled the advantage after half time before Blake Govers and Simon Orchard completed the scoring.

“They put the fight to us today and we knew that was what we were going to get because they had a really good game against Pakistan”, said Jacob Whetton immediately after the match. “It was a tough fight but we ground it out in the end.”

Looking ahead to their Pool A decider against India, Whetton said: “It’s been a really good battle with them over the last twelve to eighteen months, and they have improved their hockey out of sight. We are really looking forward to what will be big game ahead of the quarter-finals.”

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
AUS 10 27 GOVERS Kieran PC 1 - 0
AUS 32 12 WHETTON Jacob FG 2 - 0
AUS 52 13 GOVERS Blake PC 3 - 0
AUS 57 3 ORCHARD Simon FG 4 - 0

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
AUS 6 3 ORCHARD Simon G
AUS 36 18 WHITE Tristan Y
POL 43 29 POLTASZEWSKI Michal G

AUS

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 DWYER Jamie
X
3 ORCHARD Simon 1 1
X
5 CIRIELLO Chris
X
9 KNOWLES Mark
7
11 OCKENDEN Eddie
X
12 WHETTON Jacob 1
X
13 GOVERS Blake 1
4
16 GOHDES Matt
X
17 ZALEWSKI Aran
X
18 WHITE Tristan 1
Bench
19 DEAVIN Timothy
X
20 SWANN Matthew
4
23 BEALE Daniel
16
24 LOVELL Tyler
6
27 GOVERS Kieran 1
4
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

POL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
57
1 MATUSZAK Arkadiusz
4
2 BROZEK Arkadiusz
4
4 RACINIEWSKI Michal
6
5 GUMNY Mijolaj
X
7 GÓRNY Tomasz
4
11 HULBOJ Mateusz
X
12 PACANOWSKI Maciej
X
13 WACHOWIAK Tomasz
X
14 ZYWICZKA Bartosz
X
17 MAKOWSKI Krystian
X
21 ZIMNICKI Dawid
X
22 MAJCHRZAK Karol
5
23 KOZLOWSKI Piotr
X
25 KROKOSZ Adrian
X
27 BRATKOWSKI Pawel
4
28 WEJEZOWSKI Maciej
X
29 POLTASZEWSKI Michal 1
X
30 POLTASZEWSKI Mateusz
  Team Manager CICHY Tomasz
  Assistant Coach SNIEZEK Karol
  Stand-In Manager GROCHAL Mateusz
  Head Coach JOSKOWIAK Jerzy
  Physiotherapist STOLOWSKI Lukasz

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 GREENFIELD Gareth
Umpire 2 KOH Eric Kim Lai
Reserve Umpire BARBAS Diego
Video Umpire SIMMONDS Gary
Judge 1 McKAY Iain
Judge 2 SHARMA Anjali
Technical Officer DECKENBROCK Christian
  • Match 16
  • Date Fri, 26 Jun 2015
  • Time 20:00
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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