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Hockey - 16. January 2009.

Spain defeat GB in Sydney


SPAIN 3 (1)

16 (F)

35 (PC)

55 (PC)



Rebecca Herbert 3 (F)


After a bright start, the young experimental GB side took the lead against the more experienced Spanish with Rebecca Herbert finishing off a promising move in the third minute by scoring from close range in the opening match of a three friendly games.  All matches will be uncapped.


GB created a number of chances with Herbert coming close again with a brave deflection later on in the half. 


The Spanish came back into the game and equalised with a deflection into the top corner in the 16th minute.  Spain took the lead with a penalty corner in overtime at the end of the first half. 


The second half belonged to Spain as the pressurised the inexperienced GB side with Kirsty Mackay making a number of good saves from a succession of Spanish corners.  She was finally beaten 55th minute with a slip flick high into the GB net.


Head Coach Danny Kerry said “This was a promising performance from a number of potential GB players.  There were many positive aspects to our play and our young players will learn much from these three games against this Spanish side containing 10 of their Beijing squad.”



14 January 2009, 1700 hrs (local), 1600 hrs (GMT) v Spain (w)

16 January 2009, 1100 hrs (local), 1000 hrs (GMT) v Spain (w)



The 16 players below all participated in the match


Ashleigh Ball (Slough & England)

Hayley Brown (FC Junior Barcelona & England)

Holly Cram (Glasgow Western & Scotland)

Harriet Cunningham (Pinoke & England)

Gemma Darrington (Leicester & England)

Beckie Herbert (Kampong & England)

Cary Hopkins (Clifton & Wales)

Nikki Kidd (Bonagrass Grove & Scotland)

Kirsty Mackay (GK) (Bowdon Hightown & England)

Emily Maguire (Kelburne & Scotland)

Louise Munn (Bonagrass Grove & Scotland)

Anne Panter (Leicester & England)

Chloe Rogers (Leicester & England)

Natalie Seymour (Canterbury & England)

Chloe Strong (Pinoke & England)

Kerry Williams (Leicester & England)



Sally Walton (Bowdon Hightown & England)

Becky Duggan (GK) (Trojans & England)


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