CAN v POL (QF2)

Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)

Match Date Time Pool/Class Venue
14 2014-05-01 17:00 QF2
Previous 6 months ago Next
Canada 3 - 2 (1 - 1)
Official
Poland

Highlights

Canada got the better of Poland in the second quarter-final of the Pahang Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan. In Saturday’s semi-final, the Canadians will now face host nation Malaysia, who had earlier beaten pre-tournament favourites New Zealand 3-2 in a shootout.

“We are really excited about playing Malaysia again. We know the opposition very well and of course we will try everything to win this time”, said Canada’s Philip Wright. His goal (60’) was the difference in today’s quarter-final against Poland as he dived onto the ball to deflect a penalty corner shot into the Polish goal to give Canada a 3-2 lead. “This is a really strong win for us. It was a really difficult match, so all the credit to Poland”, added Wright who was selected as Man of the Match.

The second quarter-final saw two equal teams battling it out for a semi-final spot. However, both teams failed to create any scoring opportunities in the first quarter. Poland opened the scoring in the second quarter when Karol Majchrzak (22’) managed to convert a rebounded penalty corner. The goal acted as a wake-up call for Canada and they subsequently increased the speed of the game. Iain Smythe (29’) equalised from open play just before half-time.

Michal Nowakowski (43’) came close to scoring for Poland but his penalty corner flick was saved by Canada goalkeeper David Carter. However, Poland took the lead again when Krystian Makowski’s (47’) penalty corner shot found the net. Canada struck back thanks to Matthew Guest (54’) before Wright (60’) provided the winning goal.

In a dramatic finish to an exciting match, Canada’s Sukhi Panesar and Poland’s Michal Kasprzyk were sent off with red cards in the 69th minute because of the use of excessive physical force.  

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Details

Goal Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
POL 22 22 MAJCHRZAK Karol PC 0 - 1
CAN 29 23 SMYTHE Iain FG 1 - 1
POL 47 17 MAKOWSKI Krystian PC 1 - 2
CAN 54 26 GUEST Matthew FG 2 - 2
CAN 60 3 WRIGHT Philip PC 3 - 2

Card Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type Umpire
POL 30 20 NOWAKOWSKI Michal G UYTTENHOVE Gregory
CAN 40 3 WRIGHT Philip Y (5') YOU Suolong
POL 66 29 POLTASZEWSKI Michal Y (5') UYTTENHOVE Gregory
POL 69 26 KASPRZYK Michal R UYTTENHOVE Gregory
CAN 69 27 PANESAR Sukhi R UYTTENHOVE Gregory

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire UYTTENHOVE Gregory (BEL)
Umpire YOU Suolong (CHN)
Reserve Umpire EILMER Michael (AUT)
Judge APPOO Ramesh (SIN)
Judge SLEEMAN Wayne (NZL)
Technical Officer MUTHUKUMAR Balakrishan (MAS)
Tournament Director DECKENBROCK Christian (GER)

Match Documents

Document
Official Communication TD Decision 27 PANESAR Sukhi.pdf
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