Australia has reached the Final of the Peace Queen Cup after defeating Chinese Taipei 1-0 in their second fixture of the tournament in Suwon, South Korea yesterday.
Australia has reached the Final of the Peace Queen Cup after defeating Chinese Taipei 1-0 in their second fixture of the tournament in Suwon, South Korea yesterday. A solitary goal to Katie Gill in the 12th minute proved enough for Tom Sermanni-s team to advance to the showdown where they will meet the winner of Group A.
Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams kept a clean sheet in her first start of the tournament as Sermanni made several changes from the team that comprehensively saw off Mexico in the Group B opener. Australia dominated proceedings and took the lead early on when Gill headed home from a Tameka Butt corner following explosive work on the flank by Elise Kellond-Knight.
The Perth Glory striker may have had a double to her name in the second half as another firm header, this time from a Collette McCallum free-kick, left the Chinese Taipei ‘keeper floundering but came back off the crossbar.
In Group A hosts South Korea held England to a 0-0 draw earning their second point of the tournament. The draw means that the winner of the England v New Zealand match on the 21st October will meet Australia on the Final.
PEACE QUEEN CUP FIXTURES
17/10/10 – Korea 0-0 New Zealand
17/10/10 – Australia 3-1 Mexico
19/10/10 – Korea 0-0 England
19/10/10 – Australia 1-0 Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
21/10/10 – New Zealand v England
21/10/10 – Mexico v Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
23/10/10 – Peace Queen Cup Final