Classy Dutch defeat GB in semi-final

Olympics 2012 Ashley Jackson

A superb semi-final performance from the Netherlands denied Great Britain reaching their first Olympic final since 1988 as they defeated the home nation 9-2 at the Riverbank Arena tonight. 
 
Hat-tricks from Billy Bakker and Roderick Weusthof, plus goals from Mink van der Weedan, Teun de Nooijer and Dutch captain Floris Evers capped a fantastic display from the world’s number three side. Ashley Jackson and Rob Moore scored Great Britain’s goals.
 
Great Britain now play Australia in the Bronze Medal match on Saturday afternoon, while the Netherlands are rewarded with a final contest against their close rivals Germany.




Your penultimate GB hockey fix of this Olympic Games starts at 15:30 tomorrow afternoon when Great Britain's women take on New Zealand in their bid to win a Bronze medal for the first time since 1992.