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Britain too good for SA women

2012-05-24 21:15
Pietie Coetzee (File)
London - World No 4 Great Britain beat the world No 12 South Africa women’s hockey team 5-1 in their unofficial Test match at the Riverbank Arena in London’s Olympic Park late on Thursday afternoon.

The Brits were 2-0 up at half-time but SA at least won the practice penalty shoot-out 4-0.

The South Africans face Great Britain at Bisham Abbey, in the second unofficial Test match, at 15:30 (SA time) on Friday.

SA are in the process of finalising their team selection for the Olympics, while GB have named their team, the first country to do so.

Pietie Coetzee, Tarryn Bright, Kate Woods, Shelley Russell and Lauren Penny were those in the 20-player squad named on Wednesday for the three-week UK tour who did not play. GB also rested players, including Crista Cullen.

Great Britain scored through Kate Walsh (2), Ash Ball, Chloe Rogers and Helen Richardson, while Kathleen Taylor scored for South Africa.

The splendid Riverbank Arena hockey stadium, venue for the London 2012 men’s and women’s hockey competitions, was empty save for a couple of construction workers but it gave the girls in green and gold the chance to get a taste of what is to come.

After Friday the South Africans move to Clydesdale Hockey Club in Glasgow and a five-Test official series against world No 18 Scotland, starting on Sunday.

The girls in green and gold then return to Chiswick in London for the Investec London Cup that features world No 1 the Netherlands, world No 3 Germany, GB, world No 7 Australia and world No 14 Ireland.

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