The Kookaburras have actually been slipped by 1-0 by world champs Germany in the FIH Pro League in Rourkela tonight as Hayden Beltz, Anand Gupte, Ben Staines as well as Davis Atkin came to be the most recent gamers to debut for Australia’s legendary nationwide males’s hockey group.
It was an unique minute for the quartet as they went out for their very first elderly worldwide suit before a capacity at Birsa Munda Stadium versus the group that was just recently crowned world champs.
Ultimately, an 8th min strike from Germany’s Malte Hellwig was all that divided the groups in a ready competition, the Kookaburras completing highly however incapable to snag an equaliser.
The Kookaburras began the video game on the front foot with their midfield press transforming ownership over numerous times, however it was Germany that produced the very first clear opening as well as racked up as an effective hit by Malte Hellwig blew up previous Rennie in the Kookaburras objective as well as struck the leading left edge of the backboard providing the world champs the lead.
Australia overdid the stress however Germany’s support held solid in their narrow form inside the circle to maintain Australia out as the very first quarter concerned an end.
Second quarter proceeded where the very first quarter ended as Australia proceeded their look for the equaliser however Germany stayed self-displined in support. Australia’s finest opportunity came midway via the quarter as a cross from the right by Collins simply needed a touch by Ephraums before the objective, however the deflection by Ephraums came off his foot rather than stick. Australia won their very first charge edge with 5 mins left in the fifty percent however Danneberg in the objective for Germany, made the conserve. Jack Welch required an additional conserve out of Danneberg with an effective hit from the top of the circle as well as Hinrichs was sharp in collecting the rebound as well as clearing up.
Germany as well as Australia traded opportunities early in the 2nd fifty percent. Bosserhoff’s struck right into the circle required a mild touch from diving Kleinlein however he missed out on. Australia after that had a superb chance off a German turn over with Sharp leaving a shot from the top of the circle, however Ephraums tried deflection took the sphere far from the objective. The 3rd quarter stopped working to create an objective in spite of the high strength as Australia’s look for an equaliser as well as Germany’s look for a padding proceeded right into the last fifteen mins.
Australia won a charge edge with 10 mins left in the video game as Ephraums fired from close quarters was obstructed by Danneberg however the sphere obtained stuck under his leg as well as Australia had a possibility. It was Welch that tackled the edge however his shot was diminished wonderfully by Tom Grambusch.
Australia won an additional charge edge a couple of secs later on, however a superb dual save by Danneberg remained to irritate the Kookaburras.
Danneberg proceeded preventing Australian assaults, managing conserves from a drag flick by Gupte as well as a tomahawk by Marais to maintain Germany in advance with 5 mins left in the video game.
With 15 secs left in the video game Australia summoned one last opportunity via a charge edge, however Danneberg conserved once more as well as made Germany a win as well as all 3 factors.
The Kookaburras go back to the pitch 24-hour later on to tackle hosts India at 12.30 am AEDT.
The FIH Pro League is transmitted in Australia on FOX Sports, readily available on Foxtel as well as Kayo.
Germany 1 (Hellwig 8′)
@ Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, Rourkela
Kookaburras: 1.Lachlan Sharp, 4.Jake Harvie, 7.Nathan Ephraums, 9.Jacob Anderson, 10.Josh Beltz, 11.Eddie Ockenden, 12.Jake Whetton, 16.Tim Howard, 17.Aran Zalewski (c), 18.Ben Rennie (gk), 19.Craig Marais, 21.Jack Welch, 26.James Collins, 33.Hayden Beltz, 36.Anand Gupte, 44.Ben Staines, 48.Davis Atkin
Unused replacement: 8.Johan Durst (gk)
Team Line- ups
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