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Hockey - 31. March 2008.

Great Britain win Test Series in Ireland



Sunday 30 March, University College Dublin








Lisa Jacobs 60 (F)

Laura Bartlett 47 (F)

Mel Clewlow 54 (PC)

Alex Danson 63 (F)


Great Britain won the third of their three Test Matches against Ireland at the University College in Dublin earlier today, despite an uninspiring goalless first half performance from both teams. Laura Bartlett and Mel Clewlow put Britain 2-0 up before Lisa Jacobs pulled a goal back to put Ireland back in the game, but Alex Danson – who has scored in each of these Test Matches – restored a two goal cushion with seven minutes left on the clock.

Ireland started the stronger side creating more possession and a couple of chances. GB slowly became the dominant side and Wright went close in the 14th minute putting her shot past the post. Further chances fell to Herbert in the 18th minute and Danson two minutes later after a good run from Chloe Rogers. The best chance of the half fell to Beckie Herbert but she was unable to beat the Irish keeper after a one-on-one and Natalie Seymour’s follow up lacked the accuracy and power needed to trouble the scoreboard.

GB started the stronger in the second half and were rewarded with a field goal in the 47th minute when Bartlett picked up a loose ball in front of goal. Mel Clewlow added a second from a straight strike from the only penalty corner of the game in the 54th minute. Ireland continued to counter-attack and pulled a goal back in the 60th minute when Lisa Jacobs picked up a clearance from Beth Storry in goal to shoot it back past her.

With Ireland back in the game, Danson restored the two goal advantage getting a final touch after a good run by Rogers who celebrated her 23rd birthday today.

Head Coach Danny Kerry commented “I am pleased with the team today because we worked hard to break down a resilient and deep Irish defence. Eventually pressure told to give us a win from a better structured performance than yesterday”.


Caps will be awarded and updated after each match.

Due to illness and injury, Jo Ellis (Ipswich) and Lisa Wooding withdrew from the squad and were replaced by Kerry Williams and Samantha Quek

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