Steelers top pool with overtime win

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by Matt Lewis

The Steelers have qualified top of their pool to book a semi final against Japan at the Paralympics after an overtime win against Canada.

Scores were locked at 56-all at full time, but it was the composure of Australia and in particular Chris Bond to score the winning goal with 10 seconds remaining to seal a 63-62 victory.

Captain Ryan Scott couldn't fault his side's effort in against Canada as their quest for back-to-back Paralympic gold stays alive.

“I’m really proud of how the boys played tonight. We have had some really tough games over the last couple of days, and to go out there and do what we did was absolutely awesome,” Scott said.

“You have to be happy after a win like that. It was end to end and we knew it was always going to be tough.

“In overtime, we didn’t do anything silly. We didn’t hold up the ball for long periods. We just kept scoring, kept putting ourselves in front and kept the pressure on them.

“We played a really good game and we knew that if it went to overtime, we were playing well enough to win it. We were very confident the whole way through.”

In the other semi final, the USA will play Canada with the winner to play either Australia or Japan. 

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