RAIPUR: Globe champions Australia lived up to their sport as they edged Netherlands 3-2 and superior to the summit clash of the Planet Hockey League Finals right here on Friday.
Coming into this come across following placing out Germany in the very last match, the Kookaburras speedily got into their stride as Dylan Wotherspoon (eighth moment) gave them the guide. The Dutch, who had overwhelmed Canada in their final match, have been barely authorized a sniff and relied on scraps and lost leads to in the first quarter.
Daniel Beale doubled their edge in the twenty second minute from a penalty corner before Constantijn Jonker obtained a single again minute just before the 50 %-time whistle. Mirco Pruijser restored parity prior to Matt Gohdes struck the winner eighteen minute before time. Australia will confront the winner of the India vs Belgium match on Sunday.
However, Dutch custodian Jaap Stockmann mirrored that even although they have been disappointed, they confirmed character to come back into the match. “Obviously, we are let down but I consider we came back again rather nicely following the very first quarter. So that’s one thing we are pleased with. We are happy with how we have performed,” he opined.
Stockmann verified he will not be taking part in in the Hockey India League because of Rio preparations.
Later on in the day, Argentina defeated Great Britain 4-2 to complete fifth.