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Hockey World Cup 2018, Match 5: Australia v Ireland, Live Score, Commentary & Updates

AUSTRALIA 2 - IRELAND 1
Updated: 30 November 2018 18:39 IST - Published: 30 November 2018 11:55 IST
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That's it from us here - this is Subhashish - do join us when England play China at 1900 IST
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What matters at the end of the day, however, is that Australia have come through this one with full points - Tim Brand earns the player of the match award a day after his 20th birthday!
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Govers did well to power a flick in - the Aussies earned six PCs in total messing up a couple of them completely
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Ireland did well to peg the Aussies back for large periods of the game - the Aussies themselves will reckon they could have better with the number of circle penetrations they managed - 28 in total with 16 shots on goal - just 2 to show on the scoresheet though!!!
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FULL TIME: AUSTRALIA 2 - IRELAND 1

AUSTRALIA (BLAKE GOVERS 11' , TIMOTHY BRAND 34')

iRELAND (SHANE O'DONOGUE 13')
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59' One final chance for Ireland - the Aussies manage to keep the Irish out of the circle - and earn three vital points
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58' Ireland take Harte off but the Aussies are in no mood to relinquish their hold on the ball
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58' Daniel Beale - tireless in the left flank - keeps pushing ahead - time ticking away for the Green Machine
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57' The Australians quite happy to keep knocking the ball around - the Irish finally manage to gain possession and lose it right away
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56' Conor Harte takes a hit as play is held up
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55' Daniel Beale tries to pull in from the left flank - Chris Cargo wins the one-on-one battle and the Irish clear the lines
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54' Ireland pass the ball around, looking for gaps, cannot find any and lose the ball
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53' The Irish need the ball to try and draw level - but Craig has the ball as the Aussies press ahead - good defending by Ireland who mop up
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52' Whetton loses his footing in the circle - fails to latch on to Harvie's pass
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51' Ogilvie's tomahawk is off target as the Irish attempt to advance
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FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS EVENING - THE AUSSIES MESS UP A PC
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49' THE AUSSIES HAVE A PC 
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49' The Aussie strikers find space - Tom Craig loses out after charging into the Irish circle
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48' Kirk Shimmins breaks ahead after the Aussies have three tries on goal saved by Harte
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47' Govers' shot makes its way past Harte - from outside the striking circle though!!
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46' Wotherspoon yet again - gets into the Irish circle - but fails to make it count
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The Irish will rue a few missed chances although the Australians have had 20 circle penetrations and 14 shots on goal!! Fifteen minutes to go - can Cox's troops surprise the Aussies??
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END OF Q3: AUSTRALIA 2 - IRELAND 1
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44' Wotherspoon gets a cross in - but fails to get a result as quarter 3 ends!!!
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44' Trent Mitton tries the left flank - finds Matthew Swann - the Irish defence solid as ever 
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44' The Green Machine persist with a string of attacks - earn a free hit
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The pass into the circle was off a back stick - no PC
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Touch call as the video umpire takes his time
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43' THE IRISH LOOK FOR A FOOT IN THE AUSSIE CIRCLE
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42' The Aussies have a chance to increase the tally- Craig fails to find the target
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40' Jake Harvie attempts to cut into the Irish circle - fails to find space though
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38' Alen Sothern fails to latch on to a great through ball - the Irish mess up a chance to score
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36' The Aussies pass the ball around in their own half - try to find space down the center - the ball goes harmlessly out of the back line
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NO PC - FREE OUT - BUT THE AUSSIES KEEP THEIR REFERRAL
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35' WILL THE AUSSIES EARN ANOTHER PC???
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Hayward flicks - ball saved on the line by Bell
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34' PC FOR THE AUSSIES
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AUSTRALIA 2 - IRELAND 1
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33' WEYER AND BRAND COMBINE - BRAND SCORES!!!
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GOAAAAAAAAAAAL
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31' Jake Harvie charges down to the other end - to no avail as Ireland have a 16-yard free hit
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TYLER LOVELL REPLACES CHARTER IN GOAL
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"We need to do better in the attacking circle" says Colin Batch
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"Really happy about the first half" says Alexander Cox
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"We looked better" says the tweet but the scoreline tells a different tale. The Irish have advanced menacingly when they have managed to find space, they have intercepted some great balls at the center of the pitch - and most importantly have kept the tricky ones out after a couple of goalmouth melees
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The Irish are not overawed one bit either by the massive Kalinga Stadium or by Colin Batch's World Champions - the Aussies have a fight on their hands - the Aussies managed 9 shots on goal off 12 circle entries while the Irish took 3 shots on goal from just as many circle penetrations - forget the stats, the Irish have been gritty on the pitch and Alexander Cox's troops have set up a perfect seceond half
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HALF-TIME: AUSTRALIA 1 - IRELAND 1
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28' Good work by Kirk Shimmins as he works his way into the Aussie 23 - fails to find support