Blake Govers has fired Australia into the World Cup knock-out stages in India, with a breathtaking second-half goal against England.
The Albion Park junior slammed the ball from the top of the circle past English goalkeeper George Pinner in the 3-nil victory.
Australia are now on six points and will meet China in their final pool game on Friday night (AEDT).
China are second in the group after two draws, with England and Ireland on just one point after losses to the Kookaburras.
Govers scored in the 50th minute, the second in a 10 minute blitz which also saw Jake Whetton and Corey Weyer score.
Fellow Illawarra talent Flynn Ogilvie also had an impact in the contest, making a penetrating baseline run to setup a chance for Govers, whose flick was saved by Pinner.
Govers also had two other key opportunities, before Australia broke through.
“Team work makes the dream work. Our boys put some quality goals on. That last quarter was amazing. Whetty’s goal, Blake’s goal, Wiz’s goal, they were all incredible,” teammate Matthew Swann said, who was named man of the match.
“It took three quarters to separate us. Fortunately in that last quarter we picked it up a gear and were able to come away with a win.”
Australia won all key statistics, with 23-12 circle penetrations, 3-1 penalty corners, 9-4 shots and 56-44 per cent possession in the opposition half.