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WorldHockey Olympic Qualifier (Men)

Santiago, Chile - March 1- 9, 2008

Great Britain v Russia

Round-Robin

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
March 2nd, 2008
4 Round-Robin 4:00pm Great Britain GBR - RUS Russia 8 - 0 (4 - 0) Final    

Match Report

Great Britain and Russia opened the day in the scorching heat of the Chilean summer, and the pace of the game suffered accordingly. Russia did not seem to have recuperated from their valiant effort of the previous day against India, and Great Britain controlled the proceedings without exerting themselves, scoring two penalty-corners early by Barry MIDDLETON and Glenn KIRKHAM (celebrating his 100th Cap for GB).

The game turned into an untidy contest, with unforced errors on both sides. Great Britain scored two other goals before half-time, a superb field goal by Matt DALY and another penalty-corner on a direct hit by Mark RALPH.

The second half was a very impassionate affair, giving few opportunities for excitement to the crowd. Great Britain added 4 goals to their tally while Russia had their lone goal disallowed by the video-umpire. The British team now has two wins, against the two weakest teams in the competition, but will certainly be more tested in their third game against Chile on Day 3.

CHI v AUT (Round-robin) MEX v CHI (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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