GAME 1 VS CHINESE TAIPEI
Our seniors unfortunately fell 3-1 to Taipei earlier today. In a very even game it was the capitalisation of a couple of mistakes that made all the difference. After dominating play for much of the 1st period Ireland found themselves 1-0 down at half-time, this was doubled early in the 2nd before Ireland pulled one back from Ross Jordan. Taipei then went 2 up again on the man advantage and were able to close the game out despite a lot of late pressure from Ireland.
We unfortunately lost Josh Pavis mid way through the game to injury; we wish him a speedy and good recovery.
After the game we caught up with rookie Yan Lhert and veteran Luke Campbell about prep, the game today and looking ahead to tomorrow.
Placement at 2018 World Championships: did not attend
Results so far: 24-1 loss to Germany
Despite a bid defeat today to Germany today, Ireland can not underestimate Macau and must execute the game plan for 40 minutes to come out with the win and finish as highly as possible in the group.
YEUNG HO YIN
SOU WENG HONG
KONG HOU IEONG
RABBITT THOMAS DANIEL
SIN KA KEI
CHAN WAI KIT (NM)
NIP CHI HIN
IO IOI CHI
FU IO PAN
KIAT LESTER JOSEPH (NM)
LO CHON PONG
BROCKBANK ROBERT GEORGE ALBERT
HOW TO FOLLOW
Where: CEM Horta
Face-off time: 12:30 local (11:30 Irish)
Unfortunately there looks to be no stream of the early rounds in the Senior Men competition, if this change we will of course share. We will doing all we can to facilitate our own stream.
Live Stats: http://www.inlinehockey.wrg2019.com/league/8
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