Owsley delighted with victory in milestone match

Lily Owsley
It was a superb showing from Great Britain who came from behind to defeat the USA 3-1 away from home to claim a first FIH Pro League victory.

Lily Owsley, who was making her 50th GB appearance, played a starring role as she recorded a brace of goals and assisted the third, with the forward expressing her delight at the result: “To win is unbelievable,” she said. “It’s been a long time coming. It literally means the world to us to get three points.

“It’s been a really tough journey and transition since the World Cup and now I feel exhilarated and relieved. I just feel brilliant.”

Lily Owsley

Next up for Great Britain is another tough test in the form of Argentina, and Owsley is determined to maintain a high level of performance in Saturday’s FIH Pro League double header match, which begins with the men’s team at 7:30pm GMT live on BT Sport:

“Going into Argentina we’ve got to start how we finished against the USA. We’ve conceded a few quite early in the last six months or so, so we’ve got to start like we did in the second-half. 

“We were having fun, looking at each other and saying ‘this is what it’s like to win, this is what it’s like to play’. This is how we used to feel and now we’ve got to start with that because Argentina are a good side.”

The USA will be seeking vengeance when they come to London on Saturday 27 April for the reverse fixture in what will be Great Britain’s first home FIH Pro League match – be part of the big occasion and get your tickets by clicking here