GB U21 Men beat Australia 5-1

2 - GB U21 Men v Australia, 15.10.14, credit www.sultanjohor.com.my - 450


A first half hat-trick from Luke Taylor helped Great Britain Under-21 Men secure an emphatic 5-1 win over Australia and book their place in the final of the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia.

Thursday’s victory means GB are guaranteed to finish in the top two and will face either India or Australia again in the final on Sunday. Meanwhile, after a rest day on Friday Great Britain will take on New Zealand in their final group match on Saturday.

“It’s an excellent performance for any team to beat Australia by five goals to one, and something we’re very proud and delighted about,” said Head Coach Jon Bleby. “To be honest we are slightly disappointed that we didn’t score more goals after dominating the last 15 minutes, and this is something we need to guard against for the final.”

It was the second time in the tournament Taylor has scored a hat-trick and leaves him with seven goals in four matches so far.

Against Australia his first goal came after 16 minutes, with a reverse stick shot after a penalty corner had broken down. And just two minutes later he doubled GB’s lead with a drag flick to the goalkeeper’s head side, at another penalty corner.

Australia pulled a goal back through Alec Rasmussen after poor defence at the top of the circle, but Taylor restored Great Britain’s two-goal cushion on 32 minutes when, after the ball was stopped on the line by a defender at a penalty corner, he despatched the resulting penalty stroke.

Five minutes into the second half GB put themselves 4-1 ahead, this time with a good cross in by Chris Proctor being deflected home from close range by Hamish Imrie.

And on 56 minutes Great Britain added their fifth goal. An aerial ball to the edge of the circle was collected by James Albery, who scored from the right side with a bullet into the far corner.

GB pushed for more goals in the final 14 minutes, peppering the Australian circle, but there was no further score.


For all the fixtures and results 
click here

To visit the competition website click here

 

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Diff

Pts

Great Britain

4

4

0

0

15

3

12

12

India

4

3

0

1

12

5

7

9

Australia

4

2

1

1

8

10

-2

7

New Zealand

4

1

1

2

8

9

-1

4

Malaysia

4

0

1

3

6

10

-4

1

Pakistan

4

0

1

3

3

15

-12

1

 

 

Fixtures for the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup

 

Date/time

Fixture

Result

Sunday 12 October 2014

09:05

Great Britain

Pakistan

5-0

11:05

New Zealand

India

1-2

13:05

Malaysia

Australia

1-2

Monday 13 October 2014

 

09:05

Great Britain

India

2-0

11:05

Australia

Pakistan

1-1

13:05

Malaysia

New Zealand

1-1

Wednesday 15 October 2014

09:05

Australia

New Zealand

4-3

11:05

India

Pakistan

6-0

13:05

Malaysia

Great Britain

2-3

Thursday 16 October 2014

09:05

New Zealand

Pakistan

3-2

11:05

Malaysia

India

2-4

13:05

Great Britain

Australia

5-1

Saturday 18 October 2014

 

09:05

Australia

India

11:05

Pakistan

Malaysia

13:05

New Zealand

Great Britain

Sunday 19 October 2014

08:35

5th place

6th place

11:05

3rd place

4th place

13:35

1st place

2nd place

 

 

U21 Great Britain Men’s squad for Sultan of Johor Cup

 

Name

Club

James Albery

Cambridge City

Ben Boon

Reading

Liam Brignull

Cardiff & Met

Elliot Bullman (GK)

Wilmslow

Brendan Creed

Sheffield Hallam

Rob Farrington

Cannock

Sam French

Birmingham University

James Gall

Beeston

Jonny Gall

Surbiton

Harry Gibson (GK)

Hampstead and Westminster

David Goodfield

Sheffield Hallam

Jonty Griffiths

Loughborough Students

Ed Horler

Loughborough Students

Hamish Imrie

Grange

Chris Proctor

Beeston

Liam Sanford

Team Bath Buccaneers

Sam Spencer

Cannock

Luke Taylor

Loughborough Students