The Hockeyroos claimed a 4-2 win over Great Britain in their FIH Pro League match in London.
At down 4-0 with a little more than fifteen minutes to go, Britain staged a valiant fightback, goals from Hollie Pearne-Webb and Tess Howard offering a glimmer of hope.
Unfortunately Mark Hager’s side had left themselves too much to do, but the home crowd will have gone home with the knowledge of a much improved final quarter.
Of course the players wanted to win, and next up are two exciting games, firstly the Dutch in a sold-out match and then New Zealand at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday 23 June.
Analysing the performance, Australia’s Maddy Fitzpatrick said:
“GB really came out in that second half, and I think we were pretty lucky to score those early goals. All in all I think it was a really great match for both teams. ”
The Hockeyroos’ next match is on Sunday night against fourth-placed Germany in Krefeld.