HWC2018: Hockeyroos defeats Great Britain Women's team 2-1 their second practice match
Photo Credits : Hockey Australia

The Hockeyroos’ preparations for the upcoming 2018 Women’s World Cup in London remain on track after a 2-1 practice match win over Great Britain on Wednesday (UK time).

Australia, who defeated India 3-0 in a practice match on Monday, proved too strong ahead of the World Cup which starts on Saturday.

Newcomer Rosie Malone, who hails from the Gold Coast, opened the scoring in the first quarter.

Great Britain levelled from a second quarter penalty corner but the Hockeyroos restored their lead through Armidale defender Georgina Morgan.

Morgan is set to make her first official appearance for Australia in more than 12 months at the World Cup following a long-term foot injury.

Australia begins their World Cup campaign against Japan from 5am Sunday AEST, live on FOX SPORTS.

The Hockeyroos, who were World Cup runners-up in 2014, are in Pool D against Japan, Belgium and New Zealand.

Australia’s Women’s Hockey World Cup team:
Athlete (Hometown, State)
Jocelyn Bartram (Albury, NSW)
Kristina Bates (Port Melbourne, VIC)
Edwina Bone (Orange, NSW) *Plays for ACT
Kalindi Commerford (Mollymook, NSW) *Plays for ACT
Madison Fitzpatrick (Cabarita Beach, NSW) *Plays for QLD
Emily Hurtz (Sydney, NSW) *Plays for VIC
Jodie Kenny (Wamuran, QLD)
Stephanie Kershaw (Townsville, QLD)
Rachael Lynch (Warrandyte, VIC)
Ambrosia Malone (Burleigh, QLD)
Karri McMahon (Berri, SA)
Georgina Morgan (Armidale, NSW)
Kaitlin Nobbs (Newington, NSW)
Brooke Peris (Darwin, NT)
Kathryn Slattery (South Stirling, WA)
Emily Smith (Crookwell, NSW)
Grace Stewart (Gerringong, NSW)
Renee Taylor (Everton Park, QLD)

Australia’s Women’s Hockey World Cup Schedule (all times AEST):
Sunday 22 July 5am – Australia v Japan
Tuesday 24 July 11pm – Australia v Belgium
Sunday 29 July 5am – Australia v New Zealand
Monday/Tuesday 30/31 July TBC – Playoffs
Wednesday/Thursday 1/2 August TBC – Quarter-finals
Saturday 4 August TBC – Semi-finals
Sunday/Monday 5/6 August 11pm/1:30am – Bronze medal/Gold medal match

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