Britain’s women ended their FIH Pro League campaign on a real high with a super 3-1 win at home to New Zealand.
Lily Owsley scored twice and set up Hannah Martin as Mark Hager’s side put in their best performance of the season in front of more than 11,500 people at the Twickenham Stoop.
Both on and off the pitch it was a hugely memorable day for the sport, with a young group of British women performing well on home soil in front of the biggest home hockey crowd the nation has seen since the London 2012 Olympics.
Head coach Mark Hager will have been very pleased with his side’s display as they earned a second home win in the competition. They have shown good progress under his stewardship and this result will only have strengthened the collective belief amongst the group.
Great Britain 3
Martin (23′, FG)
Owsley (34′, FG), (42′, PC)
New Zealand 1
Merry (44′, FG)
Great Britain: Hinch (GK), Unsworth, Toman, Ansley, Pearne-Webb (c), Costello, Balsdon, Jones, Neal, Robertson, Townsend, Hunter, Martin, Burge, Howard, Owsley, Petter
Unused: Heesh (GK)
Courtesy of GB Hockey