AUS V IRL ( QF 1 ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

AUS
4 - 1
IRL

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Reigning world champions Australia were given a real test by Ireland’s Green Machine before eventually running out winners in the quarter-final phase of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp.

Goals from Matt Gohdes, Jamie Dwyer, Simon Orchard and a sixth of the tournament for 18-year-old Blake Govers moved the Kookaburras to within one victory of guaranteeing a place in both the end-of-year showpiece Hockey World League Final and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Australia now face a semi-final match against either Great Britain or Pakistan, who face each other later today.

The early stages of a match played in roasting-hot conditions were closely contested, with Ireland’s Green Machine largely containing their illustrious opponents until midway through the second quarter when Matt Gohdes smashed home a penalty corner rebound after his cousin Jamie Dwyer brought a decent save from brilliant Irish goalkeeper Davey Harte.

Alan Sothern came within inches of levelling the scores in the third period before Jamie Dwyer started and finished a slick Aussie move with a clever deflection to double the advantage. Ireland showed incredible spirit throughout and came close again through Eugene Magee, but fourth quarter goals from Simon Orchard and Blake Govers put the Australians out of sight before Shane O’Donoghue grabbed a consolation.

“We are very happy to beat Ireland as we knew they wouldn’t be easy, they drew against GB only lost in the last seconds to Belgium,” said Kookaburras’ talisman Jamie Dwyer after the game. “They are a tough team, mentally and physically. Even though it was 35 or 36 degrees out there in the middle of the pitch, which was probably an advantage for us, we knew that they were going to give it a go and not die wondering, typical of the Irish spirit.”

Regarding the possibility of competing in his fourth Olympic Games, Dwyer said: “It would be pretty awesome thats for sure, but there's a long way to go. At 36 years of age, it's not getting any easier but I’m feeling pretty good, running around okay and injury free at the moment as well as scoring a few goals, which is always nice.”

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
AUS 22 16 GOHDES Matt PC 1 - 0
AUS 45 1 DWYER Jamie FG 2 - 0
AUS 55 3 ORCHARD Simon FG 3 - 0
AUS 55 13 GOVERS Blake PC 4 - 0
IRL 57 16 O'DONOGHUE Shane PC 4 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
AUS 24 20 SWANN Matthew G
AUS 27 11 OCKENDEN Eddie Y
AUS 50 19 DEAVIN Timothy G
IRL 54 4 BELL Jonathan Y
AUS 58 12 WHETTON Jacob Y

AUS

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 DWYER Jamie 1
X
3 ORCHARD Simon 1
X
5 CIRIELLO Chris
X
9 KNOWLES Mark
6
11 OCKENDEN Eddie 1
X
12 WHETTON Jacob 1
7
13 GOVERS Blake 1
4
16 GOHDES Matt 1
X
17 ZALEWSKI Aran
X
18 WHITE Tristan
X
19 DEAVIN Timothy 1
4
20 SWANN Matthew 1
4
23 BEALE Daniel
15
24 LOVELL Tyler
X
27 GOVERS Kieran
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

IRL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 HARTE David
X
3 JACKSON John
X
4 BELL Jonathan 1
X
6 GORMLEY Ronan
X
7 WATT Michael
X
8 CARGO Chris
6
10 SOTHERN Alan
6
11 DOWDS Stephen
6
12 MAGEE Eugene
X
13 CARUTH Peter
8
15 SHIMMINS Kirk
X
16 O'DONOGHUE Shane 1
9
19 CARLISLE Drew
X
20 DARLING Michael
Bench
23 FITZGERALD David
X
24 GOOD Kyle
X
26 GLEGHORNE Paul
Bench
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 PRASAD Raghu
Umpire 2 KOH Eric Kim Lai
Reserve Umpire STAGNO Nathan
Video Umpire van BUNGE Coen
Judge 1 McKAY Iain
Judge 2 RAMPONE Guendalina
Technical Officer DECKENBROCK Christian
  • Match 22
  • Date Wed, 1 Jul 2015
  • Time 13:00
  • Pool/Class QF 1
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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