Burras make it two for two at JWC

Burras make it two for two at JWC

AUS 4 - 2 AUT

Author: Holly MacNeil/Monday, 12 December 2016/Categories: Hockey Australia News

BURRAS 4 (2)
Joshua Simmonds 4 (FG) 
Lachlan Sharp 24 (FG) 
Blake Govers 45 (PC) 
Jack Welch 46 (FG) 

Philip Schippan 8 (PC)  
Franz Lindengrun 67 (FG) 

The Australian Burras have dominated Austria 4 – 2 in their second pool match at the Junior World Cup in Lucknow, India today with the Aussies ruling the game from the opening minutes. 

Joshua Simonds kicked off the game for the Burras when he scored a field goal four minutes into the first half to force Austria to chase the Australians from the get go.

Four minutes later and Austria were awarded a penalty corner which Phillip Schippan flicked into the net to equalise the score. Australia continued to press, and with possession remaining down in the Burras half it wasn’t long before they again took the lead thanks to a field goal from Lachlan Sharp.

Coming back from the half time break and the Burras were in an excellent position to maintain control of the game, and they did just that. A double goal combination with a penalty corner from Blake Govers in the 45th minute and Jack Welch with a field goal in the 46th minute saw Australia’s lead leap to 4 – 1.

Late in the game Austria made a final effort to reclaim the match with a field goal from Franz Lindengrun in the 67th minute decreasing the Burras lead slightly to 4 – 2, giving Australia the win in their second match at the Junior World Cup. 

Burras head coach Ben Bishop said: “It was a solid performance for us. Austria have proven to be a formidable opponent in this tournament so we needed to be ready. 

“We created a number of opportunities and got an encouraging result in the end. We look forward to improving again in our next match."

The Burras next play Korea on Tuesday at 2.30pm AWST / 5.30pm AEDT, with the game to be live streamed via the FIH YouTube Channel.

Burras Fixtures 
December 13: AUS v KOR 2.30pm AWST / 5.30pm AEDT

Burras Squad v Austria 
Name (Home town / suburb)

Matthew Bird, (Coolbellup, WA) 
Tom Craig, (Lane Cove, NSW) 
Matthew Finn, (Paddington, QLD) 
Frazer Gerrard, (Cottesloe, WA) 
Max Hendry, (Camberwell, VIC)
Sam Liles, (Tamworth, NSW) 
Kurt Lovett, (Parkes, NSW) 
Ryan Proctor, (Engadine, NSW) 
Joshua Simmonds, (Ringwood North, VIC) 
Jack Welch, (Hobart, TAS)
Corey Weyer, (Biggera Waters, QLD)

Used Substitutes 
Kiran Arunasalam, (Doncaster East, VIC) 
Joshua Beltz, (Old Beach, TAS)
Stephen Gale, (Bulleen, VIC) 
Blake Govers, (Wollongong, NSW) 
Tim Howard, (Wakerley, QLD) 
Lachlan Sharp, (Lithgow, NSW) 
Ashleigh Thomas, (Baulkam Hills, NSW)