Kookaburras sail through to the finals with a 2-0 win over Belgium
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Kookaburras sail through to the competition final at the men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy after their 2-0 win over Belgium. The other team is still to be decided and the final round of pool matches will decide who the Kookaburras will play against for the title.
Scoring again for the Australia was Tristan White which helped reigning World champions Australia claim a hard earned triumph over Belgium.
A match which was a thriller of its kind, not so easy as the final scorecard suggests- Glenn Turner scored the first goal eight minutes into the second half, with the first half seeing a tough competition between the two teams to make any inroads to the opponent goals.
Increasing the lead to make it unassailable was White, who hit the target from the top of the circle just eleven minutes before the final hooter was blown. With this White has 5 goals in 79 appearances.
Speaking in the post match ceremony, an excited White said,“I don’t score too many goals, as everyone keeps reminding me”.
“They are just falling for me, I am just the guy in the right place at the right time. I’d say that they are team goals forced through pressure, but if someone is going to be there to hit it in and that is me than I’m happy with that,” he concluded with.
The pool stage will conclude on Thursday (16 June) with Australia taking on India at 1600 (UTC/GMT +1), Korea versus Germany at 1800 and Great Britain playing Belgium at 2000.