Unstoppable Great Britain put five past Korea

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It was another scintillating evening at the Riverbank Arena as the Great Britain women continued their winning ways with a 5-3 victory over Korea to secure their place at the top of Pool A.

Slough’s Nicola White marked her second Olympic appearance by opening the scoring with her first goal for Great Britain. Kim Darae pulled one back for Korea before Leicester’s Crista Cullen ensured her side went into the break 2 – 1.

The second half saw another five goals; Alex Danson, Georgie Twigg and Chloe Rogers were all on the score sheet for Great Britain while Korea’s Han and Park tried to pull their side back into it, but it was not enough.

Speaking after the game, Great Britain Head Coach Danny Kerry was pleased with his team’s performance, "Everyone knows that Korea are serious semi final candidates. I thought the girls got on the front foot and converted their opportunities very well. It would have been easy to let Korea roll us over when the game was at 3-3, but we didn't and that's a testament to our girls."

With Great Britain Captain Kate Walsh still in hospital recovering from an operation on a fractured mandible, her Reading teammate Helen Richardson stepped in to take the armband.

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