GB men defeat India in Santander

Harry Martin in action for Great Britain

Great Britain won the first of their matches at the Tri-Nations Tournament in Santander on Saturday evening with a comfortable 3-1 victory over India.

GB came from behind after Shivendra Singh had given the Indians the lead in the third minute after a bright start.  Great Britain got back level in the 17th minute when Surbiton's James Tindall rifled home a loose ball at a penalty corner for 1-1.  And that is how it stayed until the break.

Two minutes into the second half James Fair did well to save smartly at his near post from India's Tushar but that was as close as India came to another goal as Great Britain wrestled control of the match. 

A foul on Tindall in the circle handed Ashley Jackson the chance to put GB ahead in the 45th minute and the East Grinstead star made no mistake from the penalty spot. 

Old Loughtonians' Harry Martin (pictured above) made it 3-1 with eight minutes remaining when he fired home a rebound from Ashley Jackson's effort, which had been saved by the goalkeeper Chetri.

Barry Middleton saw a late effort go close as Great Britain ran out comfortable 3-1 winners in their penultimate competitive tie before the Olympic Games.

Read the full match report here.


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