Dutch defeat for GB U23 Men

GB U23 Men v Ned, June 21 2016 - 450

Great Britain U23 Men 1(1)
Netherlands U23 Men 5 (2)

A strong Netherlands team got the better of Great Britain Under-23 Men at the Futures 2020 Invitational Tournament in Nottingham Hockey Centre on Thursday, running out 5-1 winners.

The performance was a world away from Tuesday's match where GB beat the Netherlands 6-1.

After Lukas Sutorius put the Dutch ahead after five minutes, Ben Francis scored for GB in the ninth minute with a sliding deflection after good work by Peter Scott.

However, Noub Schoenaker scored for the Netherlands after 15 minutes and they held that lead until half time.

Things got no better for GB in the second half, with Bram Van Groeson scoring on 40 minutes from a penalty corner, before Tijn Lissone added another on 49 minutes from open play.

Finally, Van Groesen scored his second five minutes from the end from, a penalty corner to seal the win.

“It was a really disappointing performance after Tuesday’s game,” said coach Kwan Browne. “The lads didn’t perform to the expected level and we will look to put things right in Friday’s final game.”