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Handball - 31. March 2008.

GREAT BRITAIN WOMEN BEAT FAVOURITES TO GO TOP OF GROUP


A SUPERB defensive performance helped Great Britain women secure a hard-fought 19-16 victory
over pre-tournament favourites the Faroe Islands in their second match of the European Challenge Trophy in Cyprus on Thursday.

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Trailing by one goal at half time, Great Britain stuck to their task and edged ahead as the second half progressed, with goalkeeper Sarah Hargreaves, pictured, in fine form and ending the game with a classy save rate of 51 per cent.


“Their will to win decided the game,” said head coach Jesper Holmris, who paid tribute to his side’s team spirit. “It was a very important win for the team and again the defence was excellent.


Sarah Hargreaves had a fantastic match.” Silver medalists in the Challenge Trophy last time, the Faroe Islands came out hard from the onset and played at a much higher
tempo than Great Britain’s first opponents, Cyprus.

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