Olyroos beat Korea Republic in China

​The Olyroos have ended their China tour on a high after beating Korea Republic 1-0 thanks to a first-half goal from Perth Glory’s Jamie Maclaren on Tuesday night in Wuhan.

The Glory striker’s goal came on 38 minutes after a defensive lapse saw a Korean defender’s clearance hit Maclaren with the ball rebounding into the net.

It was the least they deserved after a first half where the Korean keeper made a string of saves to keep out the Olyroos.

Melbourne Victory’s Connor Pain and Ryan Edwards of Reading with two of the best opportunities on goal in the first half.

The score remained 1-0 in the second half for the Olyroos to register their first win of the tournament.

This was the Olyroos’ third and final game of their China tour, a four-team tournament featuring the home nation as well as Brazil and Korea Republic.

The Olyroos’ first game on Friday night saw the Aussies draw 2-2 with Brazil. 

Olyroos stun Brazil with late goal to draw 2-2

Hero of that game was Corey Gameiro who scored the first goal and won the penalty converted by Mustafa Amini.

They then lost 3-1 to China PR on Sunday night. The Aussie goal scored by Dutch-based Travis Cooper. 

Olyroos go down to China PR

The Olyroos’ starting line up against Korea Republic:

John Hall, Corey Brown, James Donachie, Ryan Edwards, Corey Gameiro, Jackson Irvine, Kwame Yeboah, Steven Urgakovic, Giancarlo Gallifuoco, Connor Pain, Shane D’Cunha.

Olyroos Squad for Chinese International Friendly Tournament – 14- 18 November 2014

Name

Club, Country

Mustafa AMINI

Borussia Dortmund, Germany

Corey BROWN

Brisbane Roar FC, Australia

Cameron BURGESS

Fulham FC, England

Travis COOPER

VVV Venlo, Netherlands

James DONACHIE

Brisbane Roar, Australia

Jack DUNCAN (gk)

Perth Glory, Australia

Ryan EDWARDS

Reading FC, England

Scott GALLOWAY

Melbourne Victory, Australia

Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO

Swansea A.F.C, Wales

Corey GAMEIRO

Sydney FC, Australia

Jason GERIA

Melbourne Victory, Australia

John HALL (gk)

Adelaide United, Australia

Andrew HOOLE

Newcastle Jets, Australia

Jackson IRVINE

Ross County FC, Scotland

Aaron LENNOX (gk)

QPR, England

Jamie MACLAREN

Perth Glory, Australia

Stefan MAUK

Melbourne City FC, Australia

Connor PAIN

Melbourne Victory, Australia

Steven UGARKOVIC

NK Osijek, Croatia

Ryan WILLIAMS

Barnsley, England (on-loan)

Riley WOODCOCK

Perth Glory, Australia

Kwame YEBOAH

Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany

 

 

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