Hock­ey­roos just can’t get tro­phy

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

A HOCK­EY­ROOS side packed with ex­pe­ri­ence and youth has shown it has no trou­ble mak­ing fi­nals. Win­ning them, how­ever, is an­other story.

Fresh off go­ing down to the Nether­lands 5- 1 in the Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy fi­nal at the end of Novem­ber, the Aus­tralian side know if they want to win gold at Tokyo 2020, they need to score un­der pres­sure.

It’s a frus­trat­ing, but fa­mil­iar, sce­nario for cap­tain Emily Smith.

“To lost 5- 1 in a grand fi­nal is em­bar­rass­ing. I had a good chance in the first minute of the game but didn’t put it away,” Smith said.

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