Third straight win for GB U21 Men

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GREAT Britain Under-21 Men are sitting pretty at the top of the table after securing their third straight win in the Sultan of Johor Cup, this time winning 3-2 over hosts Malaysia on Wednesday.

Early goals from Sheffield Hallam’s David Goodfield and Reading’s Ben Boon – his third in three matches – helped Great Britain get off to a great start, but they then had to soak up periods of intense pressure from their hosts before wrapping up the win with a late Luke Taylor goal.

Afterwards, Assistant Coach Graham Moodie said: “Although the performance didn’t reach the heights of the two previous matches the guys showed great character, and continued intensity led to an all-important win in the end.”

A break down the left saw David Goodfield feed through to Sam French, and a good ball into the circle led to Boon firing home the opening goal after just four minutes.

Just two minutes later GB had doubled their lead. French broke down the right side, and passed to David Goodfield, who fired home from shoulder height at close range.

However, their dominance was put on hold by a period of sustained Malaysian pressure, and a green card and three yellows saw GB with their backs against the wall.

Half time came with no further score, but shortly after play resumed Malaysia pulled one back when Sufi Ismat Rohulmin broke down the middle.

Great Britain got back into their stride and enjoyed a good spell of dominance, and on 62 minutes Luke Taylor scored their third. Jonny Gall was fouled in the circle to win a penalty corner, and Taylor scored with a low flick straight under the goalkeeper.

Malaysia had the final word with Shahril Saabah scoring from a penalty corner five minutes from time, but it wasn’t enough to challenge for the win.

For all the fixtures and results click here

 

To visit the competition website click here

 

 

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Diff

Pts

Great Britain

3

3

0

0

10

2

8

9

Australia

3

2

1

0

7

5

2

7

India

3

2

0

1

8

3

5

6

New Zealand

3

0

1

2

5

7

-2

1

Malaysia

3

0

1

2

4

6

-2

1

Pakistan

3

0

1

2

1

12

-11

1

 

 

- ENDS –

 

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

1-1

13:05

Malaysia

New Zealand

1-1

Wednesday 15 October 2014

09:05

Australia

New Zealand

4-3

11:05

India

Pakistan

6-0

13:05

Malaysia

Great Britain

2-3

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