The drought is broken!
Men defeat GBR 2 - 1
Aran Zalewski (FG) 50
Jake Whetton (FG) 55
GREAT BRITAIN 1 (0)
Ashley Jackson (PC) 58
After 206 minutes of play without a goal, one of the longest periods for the Australian’s, the Aussie Men have come back to break the drought and defeat Great Britain 2 – 1. The late resurgence saw all three goals come in the last ten minutes of play, making for a nail-bitingly tense game.
The first three quarters of the game saw opportunities on goal missed by both teams, as well as fantastic saves by Australian goalkeeper Andrew Charter and Great Britain goalkeeper George Pinner. But, it was the final quarter of the game where the magic happened and Australia’s hopes were kept alive.
Aran Zalewski coming back from a one match ban, was instrumental in breaking the Australian’s drought, flicking the ball straight into the net after some fantastic ground work from Simon Orchard and Daniel Beale.
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Australia are now placed third in their pool and next play Brazil on Saturday at 7.30am AWST / 9am ACST / 9.30am AWST.
Australian Men v Belgium Start List
Daniel Beale (Brisbane, QLD) 85/15
Andrew Charter (GK) (Canberra, ACT) 118/0
Chris Ciriello (Melbourne, VIC) 192/115
Matthew Dawson (Central Coast, NSW) 51/7
Jamie Dwyer (Rockhampton, QLD) 363/241
Matt Gohdes (Rockhampton, QLD) 157/52
Mark Knowles (Rockhampton, QLD) 289/24
Matthew Swann (Mackay, QLD) 145/6
Glenn Turner (Goulburn, NSW) 134/93
Jake Whetton (Brisbane, QLD) 106/44
Aran Zalewski (Margaret River, WA) 95/12
Tim Deavin (Launceston, TAS) 136/6
Blake Govers (Wollongong, NSW) 36/26
Fergus Kavanagh (Geraldton, WA) 229/15
Eddie Ockenden (Hobart, TAS) 282/65
Simon Orchard (Maitland, NSW) 207/56