Hockey: Garcia's rich vein in vain: Australia complete double

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England. . . .1

Australia. . .2

RUSSELL GARCIA continued his run of goals against Australia but the tourists fought back to win 2-1 in the second of their two matches at Bisham Abbey yesterday, writes Bill Colwill.

Garcia put England ahead after nine minutes following a penalty corner. Bob Crutchley, receiving the push-off, mis-hit and the ball broke to Garcia to score with a powerful drag shot.

Nine minutes into the second half, Lee Bodimeade, allowed a clear run through, equalised. And just when a draw looked likely, Jay Stacy converted Australia's sixth penalty corner.

ENGLAND: J Barrow (Hounslow); P McGuire (Teddington), J Halls (Old Loughtonians); F Hazlitt (Hounslow), Soma Singh (capt, Southgate), M Sutton (Bournville); C Mayer (Cannock), K Takher (Cannock), N Thompson (Old Loughtonians), R Garcia (Polo Barcelona), B Crutchley (Hounslow). Substitutes used: C Giles (Havant), R Davis (Harleston Magpies), D Williams (Havant), A Humphrey (Hull), J Laslett (Teddington).

AUSTRALIA: L Woods; K Wark, S Carruthers; A Carey, L Elmer, D Sproule; L Bodimeade, J Stacey, S Davies (capt), P Lewis, M Smith. Substitutes used: P Gaudoin, M Hager.

Umpires: A Wooley and H Janson (England).

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