Great Britain

New Zealand



After a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Belgium in there opening match, the GB boys really need a victory in this one over fellow pointless side New Zealand and all the action is live here with myself, Joe Love!

The Great Britain starting XI is; Pinner, Ames, Jackson, Martin, Hoare, Ward, Middleton, Condon, Lewers, Catlin, Fox.

So the sides out on the pitch, New Zealand in all black, Great Britain in all red. There's still three group games to go after this but it really is must win for both sides as we hear the anthems, starting with God save the Queen. The British boys give it a proper go, belting it out horribly out of tune but full marks for effort.

1' Great Britain get the game underway, in the first of four 15 minute quarters!

2' Early break into the circle from GB but Jackson swings and misses completely and New Zealand clear but it's a positive start from the Brits

GOAL GREAT BRITAIN! Condon scrambles it home after Ward fires it into the circle, Condon takes control and finishes calmly, great start!

4' Britain have gone for a referral claiming it hit a foot, it did and GB have a penalty corner...

4' The ball is laid for Jackson but his effort is straight at the keeper who gets his big paw up to it to push it away

6' Lewers knocks the ball away after conceding a foul and get's a green card, two minutes in the sin-bin for him and GB are down a man

8' Pinner off his line well to come out and save from Jenness but New Zealand have used a referral for something or other...