Champions Trophy Rosario 2012
Rosario, Argentina - January 28 - 3, 2012

GBR V JPN ( Pool A ) Champions Trophy Rosario 2012

GBR
3 - 0
JPN

Match Review GBR - JPN 3-0

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GBR 21 5 CULLEN Crista PC 1 - 0
GBR 33 8 RICHARDSON Helen FG 2 - 0
GBR 65 15 DANSON Alex FG 3 - 0

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
GBR 60 4 UNSWORTH Laura G

GBR

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 STORRY Beth
X
3 MAGUIRE Emily
X
4 UNSWORTH Laura 1
X
5 CULLEN Crista 1
4
6 MACLEOD Hannah
DNP
7 PANTER Anne
X
8 RICHARDSON Helen 1
10
9 SEYMOUR Natalie
X
11 WALSH Kate
X
12 ROGERS Chloe
4
14 BARTLETT Laura
X
15 DANSON Alex 1
9
18 TWIGG Georgie
X
22 BALL Ashleigh
X
23 WALTON Sally
DNP
24 WALKER Abi
X
28 WHITE Nicola
6
29 THOMAS Sarah
  Head Coach KERRY Danny
  Assistant Coach PARNHAM Craig
  Physiotherapist BATCHELOR Emma
  Team Manager ROSE Hilary
  Stand-In Manager SOUYAVE Maggie
  Medical Doctor ROSSITER Mike

JPN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 ASANO Sakiyo
X
2 HAYASHI Nagisa
19
4 IWAO Sachimi
X
5 NAKAGAWA Miyuki
X
6 MURAKAMI Ai
X
7 OTSUKA Shiho
X
8 YAMAMOTO Yukari
8
9 MITSUHASHI Aki
X
10 KOMAZAWA Rika
X
12 SHIBATA Akane
X
13 AKUTSU Chie
26
14 MANABE Keiko
8
15 IIMURA Mika
DNP
18 OIE Ryoko
X
19 FUJIO Kaori
8
21 ARAI Mazuki
DNP
22 TANAKA Izuki
X
26 KATO Akemi
  Head Coach YASUDA Zenjiro
  Team Manager NAGAI Yuji
  Stand-In Manager FUJIHARA Nobuyuki
  Physiotherapist KAWAMURA Atsushi

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 de la FUENTE Carolina
Umpire 2 MEISTER Michelle
Reserve Umpire STEWART Wendy
Video Umpire METCHETTE Carol
Judge 1 MERCEZ SELES Soraya
Judge 2 NAPIER Helen
Technical Officer RINALDINI Lorena
Great Britain celebrate deserved victory over Japan
Pool A – Great Britan 3-0 Japan


Great Britain continue their history of staying unbeaten in Champions Trophy if Crista Cullen scores. The 26 years old scored the opening goal and Great Britain have never lost a Champions Trophy match when her name was mentioned on the score sheet. 

Great Britain started with great pace in their first match against Japan. They controlled the game, had more ball possession but although they penetrated the Japanese circle several times they couldn’t score. However, continued Great Britain pressure resulted in the first penalty corner. Crista Cullen’s drag-flick (21’) found its way into the net and the Olympic host nation took the lead. After Alex Danson was tackled near the circle-line Great Britain received their second penalty corner in this match. This time Cullen’s flick went wide. Short after Helen Richardson (33’) doubled the lead scoring her first field goal in her Champions Trophy career.

Great Britain have never lost after leading by two goals in Champions Trophy competition.
In the second half Japan received their first penalty corner which led into a penalty stroke after the ball hit a British defender’s body. Team-captain Kate Walsh called for a video referral . The British referral got approved and play went on with British ball possession.

Japan were more in the game towards the middle of the second half keeping the British defence busy. Towards the end of the match Great Britain increased pace led by their world class striker Alex Danson. Japan became stronger after Laura Unsworth was sent off with a green card given by umpire Carolina de la Fuente. Danson (65') destroyed all Japanese hopes when she tipped in a high ball into the net making it 3-0. Japan took their video referral to ask about dangerous play which was denied.

Japanese team-captain Yukari Yamamoto and Rika Komazowa played her 200th international match today.
  • Match 02
  • Date Sat, 28 Jan 2012
  • Time 15:00
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue

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