Great Britain’s Under-21 Men, including Surbiton’s Zach Wallace, beat defending champions, Australia 4-2 in their third pool game at the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia on Wednesday.
Australia had beaten the USA 19-0 and Japan 4-0 in their first two games, whilst Great Britain had beaten Malaysia 1-0 and the USA 11-0.
Both teams went into the game with one hundred per cent records and solid defences but it was Great Britain who took the lead in the 25th minute through Nick Park.
However, Australia fought back quickly to lead 2-1 at half time, Lachlan Busiko equalising a minute later and Nathan Ephraums scoring in the 28th minute, all the goals coming from open play.
By the end of the third quarter, the momentum had shifted towards Great Britain, Callum Mackenzie levelling in the 41st minute from open play and former Surbiton player Edward Way converting a penalty corner two minutes later to give Great Britain a 3-2 lead.
The victory was sealed with three minutes to play, Duncan Scott scoring Great Britain’s fourth goal from a penalty corner.
Great Britain face Japan on Thursday and India on Saturday in their last two round-robin matches.
More information can be found at the official Sultan of Johor Cup website here