The scoreline was somewhat harsh on England, who were on even terms with the world’s number one outfit for much of the game, with Mark Gleghorne and captain Phil Roper coming close in the first half.
That left coach Danny Kerry feeling positive despite the final score.
“We competed well, particularly in the first half,” he reflected.
“Credit to Australia for taking their chance in the fourth quarter to go 1-0 up.
“We’ll look forward to the opportunity that the final game presents us.”