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CANgaroo Clash: Match 5 Recap

October 5, 2011 | Field Hockey Canada |

September 15, 2011

Australia A (3) – Canada (2)


The fifth and final match of the CANgaroo Clash was another intense match, but another disappointing loss for Canada.  

Australia came out strong, earning a penalty corner in the first minute of the match.  Canada was under the pump from then on.  By the 5th minute, Australia managed to score a clean goal.  Canada rebounded and in the 7th minute, Gabbar Singh smashed a rocket off a short corner option to tie the game at 1 – 1.  

Two minutes later Australia regained their lead with another goal from the field, putting them up 2 – 1.  

Canada had chances to tie the game in the second half, but the Aussie Goal Keeper held strong against multiple attempts.  Australia’s strong offense pushed forward, scoring a field goal in the 66th minute to gain a 3 – 1 lead.  

Three minutes later the determined Canadian side stormed back and Jesse Watson scored off of a broken penalty corner, leaving them with a mere one point deficit. 

Time simply ran out, and Canada was unable to score.  And so the final match of the CANgaroo Clash went to Australia A (3 – 2).  


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