Frost captains Aussies to Masters' bronze

FORMER Warrnambool hockey player Phil Frost has earned a bronze medal at the 2014 Masters’ Hockey World Cup in Rotterdam.

Captain Frost and his Australian over 50s teammates defeated host nation the Netherlands 4-2 in the third-placed play-off.

The win came after they lost a semi-final to England, 2-0. England lost to Germany in the decider, 1-0.

“Proud of the lads to come back after yesterday’s loss,” Frost wrote on Facebook after the play-off.

Frost, who lives in Geelong, told The Standard last month Australia entered the tournament with one of the strongest sides it had assembled.

His men won all three of their round-robin matches and came back from 2-0 down to beat Scotland 3-2 in a quarter-time, before succumbing to England.

The masters’ tournament coincided with the elite-level event at nearby The Hague, which featured Australia’s top women’s and men’s sides.

The Hockeyroos won silver, losing to the Netherlands 2-0 in the grand final — their best finish in eight years. The Kookaburras retained the title they won in 2010, thrashing the Netherlands 6-1.

afawkes@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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