Australia’s women beat England 4-2 in a four-nations tournament warm-up for hockey’s World Cup.
Two penalty corner strikes from Anna Flanagan helped the world number four Hockeyroos come from behind to beat world number three England 4-2 in their World Cup warm-up match in Bremen.
South Australian Georgie Parker and Queenslander Jodie Kenny added to Canberra-born Flanagan’s brace with England grabbing a late goal just prior to Kenny’s penalty corner goal in the final minute.
Two-time Olympian Casey Eastham made her 200th appearance in the green and gold and coach Adam Commens believes she is in “career-best form” heading into the World Cup in just over two weeks.
Australia and England opened the four nations warm-up tournament in Bremen that also involves Japan and hosts germany.
“It was a typical start to a tour like this where we only arrived in Germany 24 hours ago,” Commens said.
“We started slowly and England were sharp.
“I was not so pleased with the first half but we built into the game nicely and executed our penalty corners well in the second half. Overall, it’s a satisfactory start to the tour.”
Australia will play Japan on Saturday (2200 AEST) and Germany on Sunday (2230 AEST).