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Great Britain victorious over New Zealand

Ashley Jackson in action at the London Olympic Test Event 2012

GREAT BRITAIN 2  (2)
Ashley Jackson (FG) 17
Matt Daly (FG) 27

NEW ZEALAND 1 (0)
Andrew Hayward (PC) 62

Great Britain have kept their hopes of winning the Azlan Shah Cup alive with a much improved performance against the tournament’s top side, New Zealand.

Matt DalyFirst half goals from East Grinstead's Ashley Jackson and Surbiton's Matt Daly gave Great Britain a well deserved 2-1victory over the Black Sticks, who had been unbeaten in their first three games.  Kiwi penalty corner specialist Andrew Hayward did pull a goal back in the second half, but it wasn't enough as Great Britain’s defence stood strong and they managed to hold onto their goal advantage to take all three points.

Speaking after the game Great Britain’s Head Coach, Jason Lee was delighted with his side’s performance, “It was a much improved performance following the Argentina game where I had been very disappointed.  I thought the players showed a lot of spirit and we played some good tactics to win the game.”

Click here to see the full match report.

The result means that Great Britain have moved into third place in the tournament standings.  The next match is against Korea at 09:05 BST tomorrow.

British sports fans have another opportunity to cheer on the GB next week as Great Britain’s women’s team hosts the Investec London Cup in Chiswick from 5-10 June.  Tickets are still available by visiting www.greatbritainhockey.co.uk/investeclondoncup.

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