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Australia kept their winning run going as they defeated Japan 3-1.

 

It was a workmanlike performance from the Aussies who  had booked a place in Saturday's final with two matches to spare.

 

The opening 15 minutes saw the Aussies trying to prise open the tight Japanese defence but to no avail.

 

But in the 17th minute Jamie Dwyer showed why he is still needed by the Aussies as the 37 year old sent in a reverse stick hit that sailed sweetly into goal.

 

Blake Govers doubled the advantage seconds before the halftime hooter.

 

Dwyer was on target again in the 36th minute to make it 3-0.

 

Japan reduced the deficit a minute later as Kentaro Fukuda deflect a penalty corner attempt into goal to make it 3-1.

 

Despite the easy win, Australia will be scratching their heads and wonder how to improve their penalty corner conversions as they only managed a single goal from the ten attempts against Japan.