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WorldHockey Olympic Qualifier (Men)

Santiago, Chile - March 1- 9, 2008

Great Britain v Mexico

Round-Robin

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
March 1st, 2008
1 Round-Robin 2:30pm Great Britain GBR - MEX Mexico 11 - 0 (2 - 0) Final    

Match Report

Great Britain, one of the two favorites for the final qualification, seemed to have an easy opener against a Mexican team that looked very young and inexperienced. But, despite controlling the flow of the game, it took them nearly fifteen minutes to score their first goal by Simon MANTELL. His brother Richard added one a few minutes later on the British second penalty-corner. Mexico played a steady defensive game, backed by an excellent Moises VARGAS GARCIA in goal, and managed to reach half-time with only the 2-goal deficit.

The British players then steadily increased their lead, without forcing their pace in the afternoon heat, with goals from Stephen DICK, Richard ALEXANDER, Simon MANTELL, Barry MIDDLETON, Matt DALY (2), Rob MOORE, Ashley JACKSON and James TINDALL.

Great Britain were never in danger in this game, but they might be unhappy with some of their untidy plays in the first half, and with some on their wasted opportunities, including on a number of penalty-corners that they could not control.

IND v RUS (Round-robin)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Round-Robin
Great Britain  GBR 5 5 0 0 27 15
India  IND 5 4 0 1 31 12
Austria  AUT 5 3 0 2 -4 9
Russia  RUS 5 2 0 3 -8 6
Chile  CHI 5 1 0 4 -4 3
Mexico  MEX 5 0 0 5 -42 0

MATCHES

Mar 9, 2008
CHI Chile
Mexico MEX
AUT Austria
Russia RUS
GBR Great Britain
India IND
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