A great start from both teams. Great defence from Mentor and Chambers for England in the first quarter. Medhurst and bassett working well in the Aussie attacking circle. Corletto is finding the ball extremely well and feeding the Diamonds.
Changes made in the second quarter, as England trail. Mkloma comes on for Mentor and Chambers moves to GK. The Diamonds continue to apply the pressure to England. Harten shooting well but Cookey looks outplayed against the giant Aussie defence of Corletto and Hallinan. The Diamonds go into the third quarter 25-20
England bring on Housby on at GA no changes to the defensive line.
Gutheries interceptions are amazing trying to get the England team back on track. The Aussies are continuing to apply the pressure not allowing England to easily get into their attacking circle. Gutsy play from Medhurst pushing the Diamonds to a 9 goal lead. The third quarter ends 30-39
Mentor coming back on to partner Mkloma in defense.
Thwaits comes on at GS. Great defense from the England duo but what else could they do up against the powerhouses that are Australia.
Greenway looked weak in the centre not allowing the easy access to the England attack.
Final Score 41-51
– but the sailors praise the new boats