Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Great Britain women battle Netherlands in Tokyo Olympics defeat

If these two sides are to meet again at the Tokyo Olympics, who knows the psychological effect on the Dutch after the world No.1 came up against their toughest test yet at the Oi Hockey Stadium.

Holland were indebted to a first-half Frederique Matla penalty stroke in a tough 1-0 victory, thanks to a resolute performance from Maddie Hinch (12 saves) and the physical presence of Sarah Jones during Britain’s battling display.

“It is huge to have the best keeper in the world in the net,” Jones said of Hinch. “You have that belief when she is between the posts. It was an inspired performance.”

Yet, for all the defensive qualities GB possess, it is incisive circle penetration and final third quality which remains lacking.

Continue reading...

Unlock our premium content and get use of our app. Use coupon OLYMPICS1 to get all our exclusive Olympic coverage until 31st August for only £6.49.

Simply select Monthly or Yearly subscription and use coupon OLYMPICS1 when prompted.

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

Britain play Ireland next on Saturday at 12:45 UK time. A point would be enough for GB.

Follow Olympic news, features and interviews
Full Tokyo Olympic schedule and matches
Subscribe AD FREE to our coverage by unlocking our best content

Total Hockey

spot_img

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

Olympics hockey controversies: 8 moments at the summer Games

The Hockey Paper takes a look down memory lane at some...

Olympics hockey: 10 greatest matches and finest moments at summer Games

The Hockey Paper picks out 10 classic Olympic Games matches to...

Hockey Pro League: Ruthless Australia men put Great Britain to the sword

London -- No Blake Govers, no bother for Australia. The Kookaburras...

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img