Netherlands win for GB U23 Men

GB U23 Men v Ned, June 21 2016 - 450


Great Britain U23 Men 3 (2)
Netherlands U23 Men 0 (0)

Great Britain Under-23 men scored an emphatic three-nil victory over the Netherlands to wrap up the overall series win at the Futures 2020 Invitational Tournament at the Nottingham Hockey Centre on Friday afternoon.

Head Coach Kwan Browne heaped praise on his squad after the win, praising their maturity following defeat to the same side just 24 hours earlier.

“I’m really proud of the maturity that the team has shown to stay disciplined throughout,” he said. “It was a solid performance against a strong Dutch side.

"I’m delighted with the Series win and to have kept a clean sheet against a team who are renown for scoring goals.”

Jack Clee gave Great Britain the lead after just five minutes when he volleyed into the goal on the back foot from the top of the D.

Clee doubled GB’s lead with his second goal 11 minutes later, this time scoring on the rebound from a penalty corner.

They held that lead until the second half, but remained strong throughout and added further to their lead with Ben Francis scoring in the 52nd minute. He found himself one on one with the goalkeeper before slotting the ball through his legs and into the goal.