Australia Uses Late Comeback to Defeat England


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After trailing for the majority of the game Australia would find a wealth of energy late in the game to mount a comeback to secure a 7-6 win over England.

Australia started off pretty slow in the first half but they were able to regroup on both offense and defense to mount a comeback and turn it around in the second half. It really would be a nice turnaround as they secured the win after a nice run late in the game.

England would start off pretty slow as well but they capitalized on more opportunities early that would give them a lead at the half. They would let Australia get too much momentum late in the game as they lost their lead and ultimately the game.

This game would start off pretty slow as Australia's Lachlan Walker would score the first and only goal in the first quarter. There would be some nice defensive play by both squads to creat havoc and limit goals by their opponent. That would make it a 1-0 Australian lead heading into the second quarter.

England would get things going in the second as Zachary Guy and Ryan Hunns would get two straight goals to put England up 2-1. It wouldn't be long before Australia would tie the game at 2-2 with a Nigel Morton goal. Ryan Hunns would get a nice wide open outside shot late in the second to put England up 3-2 heading into the half.

The second half would start out pretty slow just like the first. Australia would get the first goal of the third by way of Jeffrey Melsopp to tie the game at 3 all. The game would start to heat up as England would go on a two goal run as Christian Scarpello and William Hardy. That run would put England up 5-4 heading into the fourth.

Australia would have a big run to end the game as they picked apart that England defense as much as they could to secure the win. To start the fourth Nicholas Watson would score for England as that would be their last of the game. With England leading 6-4 early in the fourth Australia would be able to finally get it going as they were able to put up a 3-0 run to end the game. On that 3-0 run Australia would get goals from James Lawerson, Christopher Robertson, and Mitchell Kennedy. That run would be give Australia the 7-6 win as the defeat England.

Three Stars 

⭐⭐⭐: James Lawerson (AUS) - 2 goals, 1 assist

⭐⭐: Timothy Grahm (AUS) - 8-10 at the faceoff dot

⭐: Ryan Hunns (ENG) - 2 goals


Blue Pool Standings

*Standings as current upon end of this game*

Blue Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
USA
3-0
3
2nd
Canada
2-1
2
3rd
Iroquois 
2-1
2
4th
Australia
2-2
2
5th
England
1-3
1
6th
Scotland
0-3
0



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