Jonny Bruton at the double but Germans clinch victory again
Three Rock Rovers striker Jonny Bruton fired himself into contention for Ireland's crucial World League 3 tournament next month when he struck twice against Olympic champions Germany in the second Test staged in Krefeld.
But for the second successive day, the World No.2 side came out on top, showing clinical finishing with a 6-2 success to add to the previous day's 3-2 win.
Bruton (pictured) has been on the fringes of the Irish squad, but he impressed coach Craig Fulton with a battling display against the Germans, roofing his first goal from the top of the circle after a breakaway from Kirk Shimmins and then sliding in to convert Timmy Cockram's square ball.
The Germans, who are further ahead on preparation as both teams build up to their World League tournaments which will decide places at the Rio Olympics, led 3-2 at the interval.
But they controlled the second half and scored three more without reply.
Among their goalscorers were regular marksmen Moritz Furste, Florian Fuchs, Christopher Zeller and Christopher Wesley.