South Coast duo help Hockeyroos seal series against China PR

The Hockeyroos clinched their China Test series. Photo: HOCKEY AUSTRALIA
The Hockeyroos clinched their China Test series. Photo: HOCKEY AUSTRALIA

THE Hockeyroos, which includes Gerringong’s Grace Stewart and Ulladulla’s Kalindi Commerford, have sealed an impressive Test Series victory over China PR with a hard-fought but exciting 4-2 win on Saturday night at Guildford Grammar Turf.

The sides were locked at 1-all at the final change before a frantic four-goal last quarter where Gabi Nance thundered Australia ahead only for Gu to level for China from a penalty corner two minutes later.

The Hockeyroos wouldn’t be denied despite the setback, with Stephanie Kershaw and Savannah Fitzpatrick hitting back to secure the victory.

The result saw Australia claims the series with three wins, one draw and one loss, a positive sign ahead of April’s Commonwealth Games.

Australia’s next competitive matches will take place in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast from April 4-15.

Full-time: Australia 4 (Ratcliffe 17’, Nance 57’, Kershaw 62’, S. Fitzpatrick 66’) defeated China PR 2 (Peng Yang 3’, Gu 59’)

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