Shootout hero Pinner ‘happy to contribute’

Goalkeeper George Pinner was delighted to have the “opportunity to contribute” as his saves earned Great Britain a bonus point after a shootout win over Australia.

The giant goalkeeper saved twice, from Blake Govers and Daniel Beale, ensuring a 4-3 shootout win after the two sides had drawn 2-2 in normal time. Continue reading

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Townsend’s comeback shows she’s ‘far from finished’

“I feel I’m not finished in terms of the player I can be.”

After six months out with recurring ankle ligament damage, Susannah Townsend made her long-awaited return to the Great Britain squad in the double header weekend with Argentina and Belgium. Continue reading

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Belgium go top of the table as Roper looks for positives.

Great Britain’s Phil Roper was keen to look at the positives in the wake of his side’s 4-0 defeat by Belgium in the FIH Pro League. Goals from Florent van Aubel, Thomas Briels and two for John-John Dohmen steered Belgium to a comfortable win and to the top of the Pro League table. Continue reading

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Hager calls for consistency after Great Britain beat Belgium

Great Britain coach Mark Hager called on his side to find some consistency after goals from Grace Balsdon and Lily Owsley earned them their second win of the FIH Pro League campaign, a 2-0 victory over Belgium. Continue reading

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Dixon left to rue missed chances in Argentina defeat

Great Britain captain Adam Dixon was left ruing his side’s missed chances after a late comeback wasn’t quite enough to salvage an entertaining match against Argentina in London.

Despite creating plenty of chances, Great Britain trailed 3-0 to strikes from Martin Ferreiro, Ignacio Ortiz and Maico Casella going into the closing stages. GB clawed goals back from Sam Ward and Alan Forsyth and forced a last second-save from Argentina goalkeeper Juan Manuel Vivaldi but ultimately ran out of time and slipped to their second defeat of the FIH Pro League. Continue reading

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