World

Australia hits back to beat Korea Rep.

Australia's Alex Brosque (L) fights for the ball with South Korea's players.
Share This Story

   
 

HWASEONG, South Korea (AP)

 

FOX SOCCER NEWS

Track the latest news analysis surrounding the beautiful game.

Australia came from behind to defeat South Korea 2-1 in a friendly at Hwaseong Stadium on Wednesday.

Robert Cornthwaite, who plays his club football in South Korea, scored the winning goal with three minutes remaining.

With both teams free from the present round of matches in Asian World Cup qualifying, both coaches took the opportunity to experiment although it was a veteran who opened the scoring.

After just 11 minutes, Lee Dong-guk volleyed home from inside the penalty area.

Two minutes before the break, Australia drew level. Tommy Oar threaded a pass through the Korean defence for Nikita Rukavytsya to finish coolly.

With time running out, Cornthwaite bundled the ball home from close range as Korea failed to clear an Australian corner.

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by

SOCCER Headlines

More than Sports on MSN