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Australia vs Canada
2018 Commonwealth Games Hockey, April 10 - 1QT
|Gold Coast Hockey Centre|
Australia can confirm their spot in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games hockey tournament when they take on Canada, who must win to save their campaign. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4:30pm (AEST).
The Kookaburras have started their Commonwealth Games campaign in fine form. Searching for a fifth straight gold medal, Mark Knowles and his men haven’t put a foot wrong.
Starting off against South Africa on Saturday, they took some time to get into their work before running away with the contest in the third quarter, ending with a 4-0 victory.
Their ability to create opportunities was superb, although the execution was lacking at times.
They had no such issues in a 6-1 rout of Scotland during their second game, picking up where they left off against South Africa and never looking back.
A majority of the team appear to be in form, but many opportunities and their dominance when it comes to possession is being sparked by a defensive line, along with Daniel Meale and Trent Mitton.
Mitton scored a double in the first game, while Aran Zalewski has also been working hard in the middle of the field.
Their Canadian opponents today are on their last chance. Having lost one and won the other, they will need a win over Australia to stay in contention for a semi-final spot, with Australia and New Zealand looking like they will qualify easily.
Canada would need to not only win today, but win their final game while hoping for a big margin in Australia and New Zealand’s final match square-off. They will need a for-and-against turnaround of 12 with Australia or 16 with New Zealand. It’s unlikely, but it will mean Canada have nothing to lose and should come out all guns blazing in this one.
The North American outfit were thumped 6-2 by New Zealand in their first game, not being in the contest at any point, before beating South Africa 1-0 in a scrappy affair.
The Kookaburras should dominate this game. It may not be quite as easy as their triumphs over South Africa and Scotland, but it’ll still be a convincing victory both on the scoreboard and in the contest.
Australia 3 – Canada 0.
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