GB Under-21 Men beat India

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A goal in each half was enough for Great Britain Under-21 Men to beat India 2-0 in their second match at the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia on Monday.

After the match had been delayed for an hour and a half because of torrential rain, Great Britain took to the pitch in focused and confidence mood. Reading’s Ben Boon struck late in the first half for the second match in a row, and Sam French of Birmingham University doubled their lead five minutes into the second period.

“I was absolutely delighted with the determination and intensity of our defensive play today,” said Head Coach Jon Bleby. “But obviously we’re now preparing for our next game against Malaysia on Wednesday.”

Great Britain’s one-to-one defence underpinned their victory and kept a strong India team at bay. And GB finally took the lead following an excellent move down the middle of the pitch.

David Goodfield passed to Chris Proctor, who finally got the ball to Ben Boon to score on the reverse stick under the goalkeeper.

Five minutes after half time Great Britain doubled their lead through Sam French. Goodfield broke clear down the left and cut into the circle, before closing down on the defence and shooting in for French to deflect home.

Beeston’s Chris Proctor sustained a cut eye in the match, but even that couldn’t disrupt GB’s rhythm and Proctor is expected to be back available for their next game on Wednesday afternoon against Malaysia.

For all the fixtures and results click here

 

To visit the competition website click here

 

 

Fixtures for the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup

Date/time

Fixture

Result

Sunday 12 October 2014

09:05

Great Britain

Pakistan

5-0

11:05

New Zealand

India

1-2

13:05

Malaysia

Australia

1-2

Monday 13 October 2014

 

09:05

Great Britain

India

2-0

11:05

Australia

Pakistan

13:05

Malaysia

New Zealand

Wednesday 15 October 2014

09:05

Australia

New Zealand

11:05

India

Pakistan

13:05

Malaysia

Great Britain

Thursday 16 October 2014

09:05

New Zealand

Pakistan

11:05

Malaysia

India

13:05

Great Britain

Australia

Saturday 18 October 2014

 

09:05

Australia

India

11:05

Pakistan

Malaysia

13:05

New Zealand

Great Britain

Sunday 19 October 2014

08:35

5th place

6th place

11:05

3rd place

4th place

13:35

1st place

2nd place

 

 

U21 Great Britain Men’s squad for Sultan of Johor Cup

 

Name

Club

James Albery

Cambridge City

Ben Boon

Reading

Liam Brignull

Cardiff & Met

Elliot Bullman (GK)

Wilmslow

Brendan Creed

Sheffield Hallam

Rob Farrington

Cannock

Sam French

Birmingham University

James Gall

Beeston

Jonny Gall

Surbiton

Harry Gibson (GK)

Hampstead and Westminster

David Goodfield

Sheffield Hallam

Jonty Griffiths

Loughborough Students

Ed Horler

Loughborough Students

Hamish Imrie

Grange

Chris Proctor

Beeston

Liam Sanford

Team Bath Buccaneers

Sam Spencer

Cannock

Luke Taylor

Loughborough Students