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

CAN V POL ( QF2 ) Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)

CAN
3 - 2
POL

Match Review CAN - POL 3-2

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
POL 22 22 MAJCHRZAK Karol PC 0 - 1
CAN 29 23 SMYTHE Iain FG 1 - 1
POL 47 17 MAKOWSKI Krystian PC 1 - 2
CAN 54 26 GUEST Matthew FG 2 - 2
CAN 60 3 WRIGHT Philip PC 3 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
POL 30 20 NOWAKOWSKI Michal G
CAN 40 3 WRIGHT Philip Y
POL 66 29 POLTASZEWSKI Michal Y
POL 69 26 KASPRZYK Michal R
CAN 69 27 PANESAR Sukhi R

CAN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
2 MARTIN Benjamin
4
3 WRIGHT Philip 1 1
X
4 TUPPER Scott
5
7 HILDRETH Richard
9
12 JAMESON David
X
14 FROESE Adam
X
16 JOHNSTON Gordon
8
18 WHARTON Paul
X
19 PEARSON Mark
X
20 HO-GARCIA Gabriel
X
22 SMYTHE John
X
23 SMYTHE Iain 1
4
25 STEWART Hudson
X
26 GUEST Matthew 1
4
27 PANESAR Sukhi 1
X
29 CURRAN Taylor
X
30 CARTER David
Bench
31 KINDLER Antoni
  Stand-In Manager FERGUSON Josh
  Head Coach FARRY Anthony
  Assistant Coach BUNDY Paul
  Team Manager PLOTTEL Celia

POL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 MATUSZAK Arkadiusz
4
4 RACINIEWSKI Michal
X
7 GÓRNY Tomasz
43
9 SELLNER Sebastian
X
10 WEIDE Philipp
Bench
12 DOMACHOWSKI Lukasz
X
13 WACHOWIAK Tomasz
X
14 ZYWICZKA Bartosz
4
16 CHWALISZ Adam
X
17 MAKOWSKI Krystian 1
7
20 NOWAKOWSKI Michal 1
X
22 MAJCHRZAK Karol 1
X
23 KOZLOWSKI Piotr
5
25 KROKOSZ Adrian
4
26 KASPRZYK Michal 1
X
27 BRATKOWSKI Pawel
X
29 POLTASZEWSKI Michal 1
X
30 POLTASZEWSKI Mateusz
  Team Manager CICHY Tomasz
  Stand-In Manager GROCHAL Mateusz
  Head Coach SNIEZEK Karol
  Physiotherapist STOLOWSKI Lukasz

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

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

Canada got the better of Poland in the second quarter-final of the Pahang Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan. In Saturday’s semi-final, the Canadians will now face host nation Malaysia, who had earlier beaten pre-tournament favourites New Zealand 3-2 in a shootout.

“We are really excited about playing Malaysia again. We know the opposition very well and of course we will try everything to win this time”, said Canada’s Philip Wright. His goal (60’) was the difference in today’s quarter-final against Poland as he dived onto the ball to deflect a penalty corner shot into the Polish goal to give Canada a 3-2 lead. “This is a really strong win for us. It was a really difficult match, so all the credit to Poland”, added Wright who was selected as Man of the Match.

The second quarter-final saw two equal teams battling it out for a semi-final spot. However, both teams failed to create any scoring opportunities in the first quarter. Poland opened the scoring in the second quarter when Karol Majchrzak (22’) managed to convert a rebounded penalty corner. The goal acted as a wake-up call for Canada and they subsequently increased the speed of the game. Iain Smythe (29’) equalised from open play just before half-time.

Michal Nowakowski (43’) came close to scoring for Poland but his penalty corner flick was saved by Canada goalkeeper David Carter. However, Poland took the lead again when Krystian Makowski’s (47’) penalty corner shot found the net. Canada struck back thanks to Matthew Guest (54’) before Wright (60’) provided the winning goal.

In a dramatic finish to an exciting match, Canada’s Sukhi Panesar and Poland’s Michal Kasprzyk were sent off with red cards in the 69th minute because of the use of excessive physical force.  

  • Match 14
  • Date Thu, 1 May 2014
  • Time 17:00
  • Pool/Class QF2
  • Venue

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