|August 1st, 2013|
|32||Quarterfinal||2:30pm||AUS - ENG||0 - 1 (0 - 1)||Final||x 4|
England gave the big surprise by defeating Australia 1-0 in Thursday’s third quarter-final at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach. The winning goal was scored by Grace Balsdon in the 26th minute.
Because of the excessive heat here in Mönchengladbach, this match was played in four quarters of 17.5 minutes each. Despite the heat, both teams played high tempo hockey. Georgia Nanscawen returned to the Jillaroo squad today after recovering from bone bruising on her knee.
Australia earned two penalty corners in the first quarter but failed to make them count. It was the superb saving ability of goalkeeper Caitlin Jeffries that kept England in the game. England’s first penalty corner came ten minutes before halftime. The first shot was parried by Jillaroo goalkeeper Elizabeth Duguid and Grace Balsdon fired in the rebound.
In the second half less speed was in the game as both sides struggled with the weather conditions. Australia forced three penalty corners in the last ten minutes but the English defence stood firm with goalkeeper Jeffries ensuring the ball did not get past her. The Jillaroos forced another penalty corner in the last minute but could not get the shot away.
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:36 am||Today's third quarter-final sees Australia playing England. The match has started on Pitch 1.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:37 am||The umpires for AUS v ENG are Amber Church from New Zealand and Stephanie Judefind from USA.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:48 am||Due to the excessive heat here in Mönchengladbach this game will take a short break after 17.5 minutes. Still no goals at AUS v ENG.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 8:06 am||Grace Balsdon converts England's first penalty corner taking the 1-0 lead against Australia in the 26th minute.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 8:14 am||England lead Australia 1-0 at halftime of today's 3rd quarter-final.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 8:24 am||The second half has started. AUS 0 - 1 ENG|
|August 01st, 2013 at 8:45 am||England lead Australia 1-0 after the 3rd quarter. 17.5 minutes are remaining in this match.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 9:07 am||England gave the big surprise by defeating Australia 1-0 in today's 3rd quarter-final.|