Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Olympic hockey qualifiers: Great Britain women beat Canada in no-frills opener

Valencia — There were opening day mishaps at the Camp de hockey Beteró on Saturday morning: a pop music entree instead of Canada’s national anthem and the MC announcing ‘England’ fans to cheer on their side. Meanwhile, no great shakes from Great Britain, who slugged and puffed their way to an opening 2-0 win over Canada to kickstart their FIH Olympic qualifying path to Paris.

This wasn’t pretty or threatening from David Ralph’s side, barring their 11 penalty corners. Tess Howard got the ball rolling with a first-half penalty stroke before Anna Toman’s third quarter corner strike, her first goal since scoring for England against Canada at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and her long recovery back from injury.

Continue reading...

Unlock our ad-free, premium content and get use of our subscriber-only app. Use coupon 3FOR1 to get 3 months for only £1!

Already a subscriber to our website? Login

Total Hockey

spot_img

Most Popular

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

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

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

Australia Hockey GK on Kookaburra deal: ‘Pull behind Australian public finally got traction for us’

Some 30 years after Kookaburra Sport originally partnered with Hockey Australia...

Hockey Pro League: Australia men shave Great Britain in physical clash

London -- The shuddering thuds of the backboard sounded the arrival...

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img