Sublime GB outplay Pakistan

Ashley Jackson celbrates scoring against Pakistan at London 2012 Olympic Games

Cheered on by a packed Riverbank Arena, Great Britain men were back to their best this afternoon with a dominant display against Pakistan coming out 4-1 winners.

The result leaves the home side equal on points with Australia at the top of Pool A and sets up a mouth-watering contest in two days time (Sunday 19:00) when the sides will face each other.

After drawing 2-2 with South Africa on Wednesday night Great Britain came out with a point to prove against the world number eight side. Two goals in the first half from James Tindall and Jonty Clarke set the tone and an unstoppable Ashley Jackson added two more in the second half to make it 4-0 before Pakistan pulled one back in the final minute through their captain Abbass.

James Tindall during the Great Britain vs. Pakistan match London 2012 Olympics

Speaking after the game Great Britain head coach Jason Lee said, "It's a fantastic result. I watch the games from behind some double-glazing, and I felt a little bit frustrated by the performance, but the feedback I've had is that it was good to watch. The Sports Minister [Hugh Robertson] told me that, so I'll take his word for it. Our aspiration is to win here, but also to be entertaining to watch."

Adding his thoughts about Australia, Lee said, "I was asked the last day after Australia had won two games handsomely, 'how do you match them?', and I said Australia often have funny old games and they had one today. They had 27 shots and only scored one. That's unusual, but that can happen. We need them to do it a couple more times, particularly against us. We definitely know we will be going into the last game of the group with a chance of making the semifinal, so it's all in our destiny. I'm pleased we are still in position to shoot for the stars."

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