Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)
Kuantan, Malaysia - April 26 - 4, 2014

IRL V JPN ( Pool A ) Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)

IRL
1 - 0
JPN

Match Review IRL - JPN 1-0

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
IRL 66 10 SOTHERN Alan FG 1 - 0

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
JPN 38 14 NAGASAWA Katsuyoshi G
JPN 40 7 ONO Tomonori Y
JPN 41 3 KAYUKAWA Koji Y
IRL 42 10 SOTHERN Alan G
JPN 53 9 FUJIMOTO Ippei Y
IRL 55 25 BROWN Phillip G
JPN 70 7 ONO Tomonori G

IRL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 HARTE David
X
3 JACKSON John
X
4 BELL Jonathan
6
8 CARGO Chris
X
9 ELLIOTT Maurice
X
10 SOTHERN Alan 1 1
X
11 DOWDS Stephen
X
12 MAGEE Eugene
X
15 SHIMMINS Kirk
6
16 BELL Matthew
6
18 McCANDLESS Bruce
X
19 CARLISLE Drew
8
22 ROBSON Michael
Bench
23 FITZGERALD David
X
25 BROWN Phillip 1
X
26 GLEGHORNE Paul
9
27 SHAW Richard
6
29 BROWN Peter
  Assistant Coach CAREN Jonathan
  Team Manager JACKSON Peter
  Stand-In Manager BARRY Stephen
  Physiotherapist HASLAM Stephen
  Head Coach FULTON Craig
  Medical Doctor McCANDLESS William

JPN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 TAKASE Katsuya
5
3 KAYUKAWA Koji 1
5
4 SASAKI Takuro
X
5 SHIOKAWA Naoto
5
6 KAWAUCHI Shinji
X
7 ONO Tomonori 1 1
X
8 KITAZATO Kenji
X
9 FUJIMOTO Ippei 1
X
11 KAWAKAMI Kei
X
14 NAGASAWA Katsuyoshi 1
X
15 YAMASHITA Manabu
X
16 HATAKEYAMA Manabu
5
18 IJIMA Hiroki
X
23 SAKAMOTO Hiroki
5
29 YAMABE Koshi
5
30 YOSHIHARA Heita
Bench
31 MORISHIMA Akira
X
32 TACHIBANA Toshiro
  Team Manager FUJIHARA Nobuyuki
  Head Coach KANG Keonwook
  Physiotherapist KOYAMA Satoshi
  Stand-In Manager DAIMON Miu

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 EILMER Michael
Umpire 2 UYTTENHOVE Gregory
Reserve Umpire YOU Suolong
Judge 1 MUTHUKUMAR Balakrishan
Judge 2 APPOO Ramesh
Technical Officer SLEEMAN Wayne

Alan Sothern struck late to secure Ireland’s first victory at the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan as the Green Machine defeated Japan’s Samurais 1-0 in pool A.

The match started slowly as both teams created very few chances in the first half. Japan’s most promising scoring opportunity came from a penalty corner which was parried well by the Irish goalkeeper, David Harte.

The second half showed more action as both teams tried to get on the scoreboard first. The Green Machine forced a penalty corner on 41 minutes but Japan’s goalkeeper Katsuya Takase was able to save Stephen Dowds’ attempt.

Urged on by their fans, Ireland were the better side, creating better chances and enjoying more ball possession. However, the Japanese defence stood firm. The Samurais were close to scoring when the umpires awarded a penalty stroke after Tomonori Ono (55’) was tackled in front of goal by an Irish defender.

Kei Kawakami took the stroke but the Green Machine’s keeper Harte was there to save the ball with his glove. The young Irish team remained the dominant side for the rest of the match, eventually scoring the winner thanks to Alan Sothern.

“We showed good improvement today” said Ireland coach Craig Fulton. “I hoped that we would score in the last quarter because my team worked so hard. Now we will wait and see who we will meet in the quarter finals.” 

  • Match 10
  • Date Tue, 29 Apr 2014
  • Time 17:00
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue

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