IRL V CHN ( QF 4 ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Valencia

IRL
1 - 1 (3-4)
CHN

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IRL V CHN 1-1 (3-4 after shoot-out)

China became the first side through to the semi-finals of the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Valencia as they withstood 15 penalty corners to eventually beat Ireland in a shoot-out.

Liang Meiyu was the one to hold her nerve and slot the winner in the seventh round of the shoot-out to seal the deal after a scrappy match packed with drama.

China got off to a flying start when Zhang Xiaoxue latched on to a long overhead pass and found a narrow gap at the left post to flick in the first goal after five minutes. From there, the Asian side sat deep and soaked up pressure before counter-attacking at speed.

Ireland did win plenty of corners – eight in the first half – while Katie Mullan was also denied by Li Dongxiao.

The second half followed a similar pattern with Ireland running up seven more corners but they scarcely threatened from the set plays. Chloe Watkins, however, did equalise with a slap from close range after Kate Dillon’s pass.

Megan Frazer then shot home a corner chance but the second goal was disallowed on an umpire’s referral. It meant the tie went to a shoot-out and the first series of five ended 3-3.

The next three were all saved before Liang raced left and slid in the winning shoot-out for a 4-3 success.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
CHN 5 19 ZHANG Xiaoxue FG 0 - 1
IRL 42 20 WATKINS Chloe FG 1 - 1

Shootouts

Team Attacker Defender Result Score
CHN DE Jiaojiao McFERRAN Ayeisha O 0 - 0
IRL FRAZER Megan LI Dongxiao X 1 - 0
CHN LIANG Meiyu McFERRAN Ayeisha X 1 - 1
IRL SMYTH Emma LI Dongxiao O 1 - 1
CHN PENG Yang McFERRAN Ayeisha X 1 - 2
IRL O'FLANAGAN Anna LI Dongxiao X 2 - 2
CHN LI Jiaqi McFERRAN Ayeisha X 2 - 3
IRL CONNERY Aine LI Dongxiao X 3 - 3
CHN YU Qian McFERRAN Ayeisha O 3 - 3
IRL EVANS Nicola LI Dongxiao O 3 - 3
IRL FRAZER Megan LI Dongxiao O 3 - 3
CHN PENG Yang McFERRAN Ayeisha O 3 - 3
IRL O'FLANAGAN Anna LI Dongxiao O 3 - 3
CHN LIANG Meiyu McFERRAN Ayeisha X 3 - 4

X Goal, O Saved, - Not Taken

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
CHN 26 2 WANG Mengyu G
CHN 29 25 BAO Qianqian G
CHN 42 18 ZHENG Qiuling G
CHN 59 25 BAO Qianqian Y

IRL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 GRAY Emma
X
4 O'BYRNE Yvonne
X
5 SARGENT Cliodhna
X
6 SMYTH Emma
X
8 EVANS Nicola
6
9 MULLAN Katie
X
10 McCAY Shirley
X
11 FRAZER Megan
5
15 PINDER Gillian
3
16 CONNERY Aine
60
19 McFERRAN Ayeisha
4
20 WATKINS Chloe 1
X
21 COLVIN Lizzie
X
22 DALY Nicola
X
23 MATTHEWS Hannah
X
26 O'FLANAGAN Anna
22
29 DILLON Kate
18
30 MEEKE Alison
  Team Manager PETRAKOS George
  Stand-In Manager BOYLES Arlene
  Head Coach SMITH Darren
  Assistant Coach SHAW Graham
  Physiotherapist RYAN Deirdre
  Medical Doctor McCARTHY Sinead

CHN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 LI Dongxiao
X
2 WANG Mengyu 1
9
5 XU Xiaoxu
6
6 DE Jiaojiao
X
7 CUI Qiuxia
Bench
8 WU Mengrong
X
9 XI Xiayun
X
10 PENG Yang
X
11 LIANG Meiyu
X
12 WANG Na
Bench
16 MA Wei
7
18 ZHENG Qiuling 1
X
19 ZHANG Xiaoxue 1
X
20 SUN Xiao
X
25 BAO Qianqian 1 1
X
27 YU Qian
12
28 LI Jiaqi
Bench
30 GUO Jiajia
  Team Manager WANG Tong
  Stand-In Manager LIU Yuxiang
  Head Coach CHO Myung Jun
  Assistant Coach WANG Zhongjun
  Physiotherapist LI Xinxing
  Medical Doctor ZHAO Quinli (Dr.)

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 HUDSON Kelly
Umpire 2 ESKINA Elena
Reserve Umpire YAMADA Emi
Video Umpire McCLEAN Ayanna
Judge 1 ROSS Ginny
Judge 2 CORA-XAVIER Viviane
Technical Officer RUTTEN Edna
  • Match 24
  • Date Thu, 18 Jun 2015
  • Time 11:30
  • Pool/Class QF 4
  • Venue Betero

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