BHUBANESWAR: England put paid to ireland’s hopes of development to the knockout levels of the men’s Hockey global Cup in India with an absorbing four-2 win on the Kalinga Stadium on Friday.
Australia’s eleven-zero demolition of China in advance within the day intended it was a straight forward situation for Alexander Cox’s ireland in Pool ‘B’; a draw or win would ship them thru to the crossover to stand New Zealand with a place in the final eight at stake.
but England, 3 locations above eire within the world rankings, ensured 2d area end within the pool and eire’s elimination from the competition, with China taking 0.33 sport and a crossover clash with France.
The Australians superior to the zone-finals with an excellent document as pool winners with England completing on 4 factors, two in advance of China and three ahead of the Irish.
David Condon positioned England beforehand at the 15 minute mark and a decent stumble upon observed with each aspects nicely aware about what changed into at stake earlier than the madness of the 0.33 sector unfolded with four dreams in four mins.
First Chris shipment equalised for ireland in the 35th minute before Liam Ansell placed England back in advance with a vicious backhand strike.
Shane O’Donoghue hit lower back for eire once more from a penalty nook but parity didn’t remaining long as James Galls’ deflected effort restored England’s lead.
eire pushed tough within the very last area for the intention that could see them through however it was not coming near near and Mark Gleghorne added every other for England inside the death seconds with a penalty corner.
earlier, a outstanding overall performance noticed Australia maul China as they narrowly fell brief of their global Cup report of a 12-0 win against South Africa which they set in 2010.
Blake Govers scored a hat-trick (10th minute, 19th and thirty fourth), Tim brand (thirty third, fifty fifth) scored a brace, even as dreams from Flynn Ogilvie (forty ninth), Jake Whetton (twenty ninth), Aran Zalewski (15th), Tom Craig (sixteenth), Dylan Wotherspoon (thirty eighth) and Jeremy Hayward (22nd) helped Australia get their 2d highest international Cup win.
published in sunrise, December eighth, 2018