Great Britain fight back against South Africa

Olympics 2012 Ashley Jackson celebrating against South Africa 450

In Great Britain’s second game of their Olympic campaign they took on South Africa, who coming into the tournament were the lowest ranked side at twelfth.  It was a hard fought encounter, which saw both sides come out with a share of the spoils at 2-2.  The result means that Great Britain are left second in their pool to Australia who had earlier demolished Spain 5-0.

Before the match there was a presentation for Great Britain Captain Barry Middleton who earned his 100th cap for Great Britain.

The first half saw a solitary goal from East Grinstead’s Ashley Jackson as he fired home an unstoppable drag flick before the break. In the second half South Africa hit back twice through Austin Smith and Jonathan Robinson before a deft deflection from Jackson pulled the score line back to even at 2-2.

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