Poland beat Ireland 2-1 at the Champions Challenge in Malaysia as Craig Fulton’s charges suffered a second defeat in 24 hours, having gone down by the same scoreline against New Zealand on Saturday.

Poland took the lead after securing the first penalty corner of the match in the 18th minute with a Krystian Makowski deflection.

Ireland had a prime chance to equalise in the 29th minute with their own set-piece but striker Alan Sothern's shot was saved by the Polish keeper.

Maurice Elliott levelled matters in just his second game for Ireland in the 37th minute.,

Ireland had to withstand a total of 15 minutes with player suspensions and Poland capitalised with a late winner in the 67th minute when Pawel Bratkowski netted to secure a 2-1 victory.