Burras to meet the Netherlands in QF

Burras to meet the Netherlands in QF

Crush Korea 5 - 0

Author: Holly MacNeil/Tuesday, 13 December 2016/Categories: Hockey Australia News

BURRAS 5 (3)
Frazer Gerrard 25 (PC) 
Blake Govers 33, 34 (PC, FG) 
Max Hendry 61 (FG) 
Kiran Arunasalam 68 (FG) 

KOREA 0 (0)

The Burras will head to the quarter finals of the Junior World Cup after crushing Korea 5 – 0 in their final pool match of the tournament.

The Australians controlled the match from the beginning with three goals locked away in the first quarter. Frazer Gerrard was first up with a field goal getting the Burras on track for the win.

Blake Govers was next scoring a cheeky double as the Burras continued to press Korea, with a penalty corner in the 33rd minute backed up by a field goal in the 34th minute.

Coming back from the half time break and the Burras continued to dominate, keeping possession of the ball for the majority of the half. The victory was well and truly sealed when Max Hendry flicked a goal in at the 61st minute, only to be backed up by Kiran Arunasalam in the 68th minute with a final field goal for Australia.

The Burras have now won all their pool games and will go on to the quarter finals where they will come up against the Netherlands who finished second in their pool.

Burras head coach Ben Bishop commented on the match: “Another pleasing performance by the group under warmer conditions than we have had here previously.

“Defensively, we were really solid which was the platform for our attacking game. The group is in a good space moving into the quarter finals, a challenge we are very much looking forward to.”

The Burras next play the Netherlands in the quarter final on Thursday at 6.15 AWST / 9.15 AEDT, with the game to be live streamed via the FIH YouTube Channel.

Burras Fixtures 
December 15: Quarter final v Netherlands at 6.15 AWST / 9.15 AEDT

Burras Squad v Korea 
Name (Home town / suburb)

Kiran Arunasalam, (Doncaster East, VIC) 
Joshua Beltz, (Old Beach, TAS)
Stephen Gale, (Bulleen, VIC) 
Frazer Gerrard, (Cottesloe, WA) 
Blake Govers, (Wollongong, NSW) 
Tim Howard, (Wakerley, QLD
Sam Liles, (Tamworth, NSW) 
Kurt Lovett, (Parkes, NSW) 
Lachlan Sharp, (Lithgow, NSW) 
Ashleigh Thomas, (Baulkam Hills, NSW) 
Jack Welch, (Hobart, TAS)

Used Substitutes 
Matthew Bird, (Coolbellup, WA) 
Tom Craig, (Lane Cove, NSW) 
Matthew Finn, (Paddington, QLD) 
Max Hendry, (Camberwell, VIC)
Ryan Proctor, (Engadine, NSW) 
Joshua Simmonds, (Ringwood North, VIC) 
Corey Weyer, (Biggera Waters, QLD)