GB Hockey

Olympics

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Evening All - Quarter Final time in the Hockey and Team GB are up against Spain - GB unbeaten in the group stage. Can they make it into the semi-finals tonight?

New Zealand await the winners in the Semi-Finals. Reports coming in that there is a huge fire on the hillside next to the Hockey Centre and there is a bit of smoke blowing about the arena at the moment. And no although the hill is on fire, there are no defenders terrified.

Lovely rendition of the anthem there from the GB girls. Comprehensively outsung their Spanish opponents* *There are no words in the Spanish anthem

GB have shown some real grit and determination in the tournament so far. Hung on against Argentina and came from behind to beat the USA to make it 5 wins from 5 in the pool stage.

Here we go then. Four 15 minute periods. GB in White, Spain in Red.

Penalty Corner to GB inside a minute as Sophie Bray dances into the circle and forces the Spanish foul.

Lovely save from the Spanish keeper as the shot from Christa Cullen is heading for the top corner but is clawed away by Lopez De Equilaz

4 - GB made a very decent start here. Spain sat back and letting the Brits come on to them. GB 0-0 ESP

5 - Spanish hockey team certainly don't believe in tiki-taka. They are launching it long and ariel whenever they have the ball. Like Wimbledon FC in the 80's GB 0-0 ESP

7 - GB are the ones playing all the hockey and Bray with a backhand shot sees it hit a Spanish foot and we have another penalty corner.