GBR V CHN ( Final ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Valencia

GBR
2 - 0
CHN

Match Review GBR - CHN 2-0

GBR v CHN 1st/2nd Goal 2 for GBRPosted June 21, 2015

A goal in each half and a sixth clean sheet in seven games saw Great Britain claim first place at the Hockey World League Semi-Final to go with the Olympic spot they landed a day earlier, seeing off China 2-0 in the final in Valencia.

Hollie Webb scored the only goal of a tight-knit, tactical battle in the first half. It came from the first corner in the 25th minute, thundering home with a hit from the top of the circle. Earlier on, GB got precious little room from the Chinese defence who kept things close and sought to hit the front quickly with their long balls to eager runners.

Sophie Bray stung Li Dongxiao’s pads with one early sighter before Peng Yang’s diving reverse-stick shot did likewise to Maddie Hinch’s inside knee after a superb jinking run from right to left. Defending in numbers, China were holding Great Britain at bay for the most part but they were caught by the first corner, meaning it was 1-0 going into half-time.

It took another set piece to double the lead as Alex Danson – one of the stars of the competition – won a corner. It was reset a couple of times before Kate Richardson-Walsh applied the power and a diving Danson got the touch to change the direction, wrong-footing Li and finding the left corner. China thought they had one back ten minutes from the end when Wang Mengyu netted from a corner via the back of Lily Owsley.

On a video referral, the shot was deemed dangerous and the goal was disallowed. Hinch made one last save from Liang Meiyu to ensure an incredible sixth clean sheet of the competition as Great Britain closed out a superb competition.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GBR 25 20 WEBB Hollie PC 1 - 0
GBR 35 15 DANSON Alex PC 2 - 0

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
GBR 18 24 McCALLIN Shona G
GBR 39 26 OWSLEY Lily G
CHN 42 7 CUI Qiuxia G
GBR 57 20 WEBB Hollie G

GBR

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 HINCH Maddie
Bench
2 MACKAY Kirsty
X
3 MAGUIRE Emily
X
4 UNSWORTH Laura
X
6 MACLEOD Hannah
6
7 TWIGG Georgie
6
8 RICHARDSON-WALSH Helen
7
9 TOWNSEND Susannah
X
10 GILBERT Susie
X
11 RICHARDSON-WALSH Kate
6
14 LEIGH Joie
X
15 DANSON Alex 1
7
18 ANSLEY Giselle
X
19 BRAY Sophie
X
20 WEBB Hollie 1 1
X
24 McCALLIN Shona 1
8
26 OWSLEY Lily 1
X
28 WHITE Nic
  Stand-In Manager ROSENBLAT Benjamin
  Head Coach KERRY Danny
  Assistant Coach KEEGAN Craig
  Physiotherapist BATCHELOR Emma
  Medical Doctor LESTER Cath
  Team Manager BROWN Karen
  Stand-In Manager SMITH Michaela

CHN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 LI Dongxiao
X
2 WANG Mengyu
7
5 XU Xiaoxu
7
6 DE Jiaojiao
X
7 CUI Qiuxia 1
7
8 WU Mengrong
X
9 XI Xiayun
X
10 PENG Yang
X
11 LIANG Meiyu
X
12 WANG Na
7
16 MA Wei
7
18 ZHENG Qiuling
X
19 ZHANG Xiaoxue
X
20 SUN Xiao
12
25 BAO Qianqian
X
27 YU Qian
X
28 LI Jiaqi
Bench
30 GUO Jiajia
  Team Manager WANG Tong
  Stand-In Manager LIU Yuxiang
  Head Coach CHO Myung Jun
  Assistant Coach WANG Zhongjun
  Physiotherapist LI Xinxing
  Medical Doctor ZHAO Quinli (Dr.)

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 REYDO Mariana
Umpire 2 BAXTER Amy
Reserve Umpire YAMADA Emi
Video Umpire McCLEAN Ayanna
Judge 1 CORA-XAVIER Viviane
Judge 2 ROSS Ginny
Technical Officer RUTTEN Edna
  • Match 33
  • Date Sun, 21 Jun 2015
  • Time 19:00
  • Pool/Class Final
  • Venue Betero

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