The Red Lions were dominant and this was rewarded with two Alexander Hendrickx penalty corners before half time. In the second half a Sharp goal gave Australia fresh hope. However Max Plennevaux (photo above) put Belgium 1-3 up. A Stockbroeckx goal in the final minute made it 1-4. Hayward’s penalty corner seconds before the end of the match made for a final score of 2-4 in Belgium’s favour.
Both the Red Lions and the Red Panthers will now travel to New Zealand where they will take on the Black Sticks next weekend.