Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tokyo Olympics hockey: Great Britain men off to fast start

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Tom Pilcher
Tom Pilcher is a sports writer who covered the 2008/2012 Olympics for Reuters, mainly handball and cycling, and Team GB live blogger in 2016.

Fast starts in both halves propelled Team GB to an opening 3-1 Pool B win against South Africa at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The masked Sam Ward fired home from a penalty corner after two minutes then Liam Ansell also scored two minutes into the third quarter.

GB’s early lead was immediately scrubbed out by Hampstead & Westminster top flicker Matthew Guise-Brown in the third minute, also from a penalty corner, but it was the only time the South Africans troubled the scorers. 

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