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Great Britain victorious over New Zealand

January 22, 2012
Great Britain’s women have topped the table in Cordoba
Great Britain’s women have topped the table in Cordoba with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand.  First half goals from the Kate Walsh and Alex Danson were enough to seal the win and leave Great Britain with a clean sweep in the tournament so far.

Beth Storry was back in goal, replacing Canterbury’s Abi Walker, whilst Storry’s Reading teammate Helen Richardson was rested with Slough’s Nicola White coming back into the team. In energy zapping 35 degree heat Great Britain looked the better team against a struggling New Zealand side who had found themselves at the bottom of the tournament standings after their first two games.

It took Great Britain just 11 minutes to take the lead through Captain Kate Walsh who fired in her first goal of the tournament with a trademark drag flick from a penalty corner.  Great Britain continued to press throughout the first half winning five penalty corners in total.

Great Britain’s second goal came from one of these penalty corners.  On the 20th minute Reading’s Alex Danson scored her second goal of the tournament as she reacted first to a rebound from a drag flick by Leicester’s Crista Cullen.

As the teams came out for the second half it was clear that the heat and humidity had started to take effect on some of the players.  The final score remained 2-0 as Great Britain held on to their first half advantage.

Source: englandhockey.co.uk Back

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