Peters effective from both wings

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:25 AM ET

Canada needed offence.

And usually the Canadian offence is provided by winger Jaime Peters.

Last night, Peters was a lot more involved in the contest than he was in Canada's opening game, but it still wasn't enough to avoid a 1-0 defeat to Austria.

Peters was used on both wings, finding success on the left side in the first half and on the right side in the second.

"He wasn't doing much on the right wing in the first half, so we moved him to the left side," said Canadian head coach Dale Mitchell.

"Then because he was having some success on the left wing we decided to leave him there for a while."

Peters initiated the few attacks Canada had in the opening half.

EXPLOITED HIS SPEED

After making the switch to the left side he was able to use his speed to exploit the Austrian defenders.

In the second half when the Canadians were having problems finding Peters on the left side, he switched back to the right.

He won the free kick which led to Jonathan Beauileau-Bourgault's opportunity in the 48th minute.

The Canadian midfielder got to the end of a cross and headed the ball down towards the net. But unfortunately for Canada the ball bounced in front of the net and off the crossbar.

"He's a player that can play on both sides," Mitchell said. "He can be just as effective on the right side as he can be on the left and he showed that tonight."


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