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Reaction: How Great Britainís first FIH Pro League double header played out

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GB men’s flying start continues
Great Britain’s men got the double header away to New Zealand off to a superb start, cruising to a 3-0 half-time lead before sweeping past the hosts with a dominant 6-2 victory to maintain their 100% win ratio.

Goals and entertainment has come in abundance for Danny Kerry’s side and their second match of the FIH Pro League provided more of the same.

Adam Dixon leads from the front
Having been handed the Great Britain and England captaincy earlier in the week, Dixon made a telling contribution on the game, providing leadership on the field as well as his third goal in the FIH Pro League campaign.

Sam Ward on song in front of goal
Having been unavailable for England at the 2018 Hockey World Cup, Sam Ward is certainly back to his best as he fired in three against New Zealand, putting him on 55 goals from 102 international appearances. The feat also created history as it was the first hat-trick by any player - male or female - in the brand new league.

Youth impresses for Great Britain’s women’s team
There was a senior international debut for Lizzie Neal in the women's game against New Zealand, with the Loughborough Students forward making a good start to her international career - nearly scoring a stunning goal - despite the team falling to an opening game defeat against the Black Sticks. 

Great Britain will be hoping to pick up some points in their next match when they meet Australia, who's men and women were defeated by Belgium last time out, in another double header on Saturday 16 February. Both games will be shown live on BT Sport.
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