AUS V BEL ( Final ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

AUS
1 - 0
BEL

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A dramatic late goal form Chris Ciriello gave Australia a 1-0 win over host nation Belgium to secure a first place finish at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp.

Ciriello - who scored a hat-trick in the final of last year’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup - struck with a blistering overtime penalty corner drag-flick to give the Kookaburras a hard-earned win in a fantastic and hugely competitive match with the Red Lions.

Despite the defeat, it was a memorable day for Belgian captain John-John Dohmen, who played his 300th game for his country and was also named FINTRO Best Player. Australia’s Blake Govers, who celebrates his 19th birthday on Monday, was named as the HERO Best Young Player and also took the HERO Top Scorer Award with seven tournament goals. Ireland’s David Harte was named FINTRO Best Goalkeeper.

Belgium came out firing at the start of a pulsating match, with a huge, largely Belgian crowd watching on in delight as Australian goalkeeper Andrew Charter was forced into action on numerous occasions. The Kookaburras defence, marshalled by 2014 FIH Player of the Year Mark Knowles, held firm before an evenly contested but feisty second quarter ended goal-less.

The Australians had the better of the third and fourth quarters, with Red Lions keeper Vincent Vanasch making a brilliant reaction glove save from a Kiel Brown snapshot before a top class penalty corner block in the final minute in the match ahead of the most dramatic of finishes. With four seconds of the match remaining, a smart video referral from Jamie Dwyer resulted in a penalty corner with four seconds of the match remaining, with Chris Ciriello sending a rocket flick into the goal to win the match.

“It was a great flick”, said Australia captain Mark Knowles after the match. “We put him under a lot of pressure and him, Blake Govers and Kieran Govers in this tournament have been really good. We want guys to step up at big moments and that was a really big moment, so well done to Chris for that.”

Belgian talisman John-John Dohmen said: “It was a really nice game. It has been a good tournament for us and for Australia as well, they had a really good game and their victory is well deserved. We tried everything, but we had a good tournament and that is the main thing.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
AUS 60 5 CIRIELLO Chris PC 1 - 0

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
AUS 8 19 DEAVIN Timothy G
AUS 13 3 ORCHARD Simon G
AUS 28 18 WHITE Tristan Y
AUS 28 5 CIRIELLO Chris G
BEL 28 32 COSYNS Tanguy G
BEL 38 15 STOCKBROEKX Emmanuel G
BEL 48 7 DOHMEN John-John G

AUS

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

BEL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
Bench
3 GUCASSOFF Jeremy
X
4 van DOREN Arthur
Bench
6 THIERY Dorian
X
7 DOHMEN John-John 1
X
8 van AUBEL Florent
X
9 DOCKIER Sébastien
6
11 KEUSTERS Amaury
4
12 BOCCARD Gauthier
X
15 STOCKBROEKX Emmanuel 1
9
17 BRIELS Thomas
X
19 DENAYER Felix
X
21 VANASCH Vincent
X
22 GOUGNARD Simon
X
25 LUYPAERT Loïck
X
27 BOON Tom
4
28 TRUYENS Jérôme
X
29 van STRYDONCK Elliot
7
32 COSYNS Tanguy 1
  Team Manager PIRENNE Eric
  Head Coach DELMEE Jeroen
  Stand-In Manager BEUNEN Mick
  Physiotherapist MERTENS Tom
  Medical Doctor van DONINCK Yves
  Assistant Coach GOLDBERG Philippe

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 VAN EERT Roel
Umpire 2 PRASAD Raghu
Reserve Umpire LIZANA Eduardo
Video Umpire van BUNGE Coen
Judge 1 McKAY Iain
Judge 2 WARRIS Rogier
Technical Officer DECKENBROCK Christian
  • Match 33
  • Date Sun, 5 Jul 2015
  • Time 18:00
  • Pool/Class Final
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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