After starting the campaign with a surprise 3-1 win over Canada, Wales registered second win of the tournament with 2-1 win over Belarus. Placed at the top of the Pool A, Wales will now face off Austria in the upcoming FIH Series Finals fixture.
In the second game of the tournament, Canada – the highest ranked team- looked out of sorts against Wales. Wales scored 3 goals from James Carsun (30th minute) and Luke Hawker (33rd minute) and Joseph Naughalty (57th minute) while Iain Smythe was the only goal scorer from Canada. Something similar happened with Belarus as the side slipped to 2-1 defeat.
On the other hand, Austria registered a convincing 5-0 win over Belarus in the opening game on Friday. Franz Lindengrun (10th minute), Dominic Uber (11th minute), Robert Bele (43rd minute), Fabin Unterkireher (48th minute), Leon Thonblam (57th minute) were the goal scorers for the side.
A total of eight teams are participating for two spots in the Olympic Qualifier that will be played later this year. Barring the hosts, Malaysia, Austria, China, Canada, Wales, Italy, Brazil and Belarus are the other participating teams in the competition.
Date – 29 April at 11:35 AM
Venue – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Total – 09
Austria – 04
Wales – 04
Draw – 01
Austria Hockey squads-
Bartosz Szmidt, Xaver Hasun (C), Mateusz Szymczyk, Jolyon Morgan, Philip Schmidt, Patrick Schmidt, Benjamin Stanzl, Oliver Binder, Florian Sreyrer, Michael Minar, Franz Lindengrun, Robert Bele, Leon Thörnblom, Oliver Kern, Benjamin Melinc, Clemens Rusnjak, Mathias Podpera, Dominic Uher, Hannes Podpera, Fabian Unterkircher, Patrick Stanzl, Bernard Schmidt and Daniel Fröhlich
Wales Hockey squads-
Dale Hutchinson, Jonathan Gooch, Lewis Prosser (C), Gareth Furlong, Owain Dolan-Gray, Luke Hawker, Jolyon Morgan, Ieuan Tranter, Daniel Kyriakides, Loan Wall, Jacob Draper, Alistair Clift, Rupert Shipperley, Rhodri Furlong, James Carson, Stephen Kelly, James Fortnam, James Kyriakides, Joseph Naughalty, Jolyon Morgan, Hywel Jones and Benjamin Francis.
Austria fantasy picks: Franz Lindengrun, Leon Thörnblom, Xaver Hasun, Benjamin Stanzl, Fabian Unterkircher, Robert Bele
Wales fantasy picks: Lewis Prosser, Gareth Furlong, Luke Hawker, Owain Dolan-Gray, James Kyriakides
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