Draw enough to lift title for Hockeyroos


The Hockeyroos secured a World Cup warm-up tournament title after they held Germany to a 3-3 draw in Bremen.

South Australian Georgie Parker's last-minute equaliser was the Hockeyroos's third of the game on Sunday.

It came after NSW forward Emily Smith levelled Tina Bachmann's fifth-minute opener and Victorian Georgia Nanascawen had cancelled out Lydia Haase's goal to make it 2-2.

While a draw would be enough for the Hockeyroos, Germany required a victory to win the tournament on home turf.

"We played some pretty good hockey and certainly created enough chances to score three goals," Hockeyroos coach Adam Commens said.

"Germany played very well. They're a team that's improving all the time. We'll probably need to be better if we are to beat them in the latter stages of the World Cup.

"As far as starts of tours go it's been one of our better starts to a tour. It's satisfying to win the tournament," Commens said.

The Hockeyroos move to Belgium for their final pre-World Cup Test on Tuesday.

Australia will play Korea on Saturday, May 31, in their opening World Cup clash in The Hague. - AAP


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