Late goals give Australia A reward for effort over France


Australia A 3 France 0 (1-0 half time)
Goals –Renee Trost 6m FG, Hollie Webster 58m FG, Claire Messent 62m FG

The women’s Australia A side have put their initial first performance against France behind them to record a convincing 3-0 victory in the second match of their four test series in Perth overnight.

After defeating France 1-0 during the first match of the series in what was a somewhat underwhelming performance, Australia were much more aggressive and focused during this match.

They made the perfect start when veteran Renee Trost opened the scoring at the six minute mark, however were unable to convert their good play into scoreboard pressure which saw them take a one goal lead into half time.

Australia were rewarded for their dominance with two late goals to seal the 3-0 victory, only conceding four circle penetrations and one shot on goal for the entire game.

“We were able to maintain pressure on the opposition for long periods of the game which resulted in more controlled time spent in the oppositions half,” said coach Neil Hawgood.

Hollie Webster, Stacia Joseph, Georgie Parker and Holly Evans were amongst Australia’s best players.

Thursday 3 March 7.00pm, Perth Hockey Stadium
Friday 4 March 7.00pm, Perth Hockey Stadium