Kookas go to the wire

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

A LAST- GASP goal has proved yet again the Kook­abur­ras can work well un­der pres­sure as next year’s Olympics cam­paign draws nearer. With Rio qual­i­fi­ca­tion se­cured and their eyes al­ready turn­ing to the ul­ti­mate goal of se­cur­ing Aus­tralia’s first Olympic gold in 12 years, the men’s na­tional team took care of busi­ness against Bel­gium to win the World Hockey League semi- fi­nal at the tour­na­ment in An­twerp. De­fender Chris Ciriello fired home the only goal of Sun­day’s fi­nal in the last play of reg­u­lar time to stun the tour­na­ment hosts. The short- cor­ner spe­cial­ist flicked low and hard with two sec­onds re­main­ing, se­cur­ing a 1- 0 win af­ter a tense and dogged clash.

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