Great Britain stay in contention with victory over Black Sticks

Great Britain have their kept their hopes of winning the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup alive with a much improved performance against the tournament’s top side, New Zealand. First half goals from East Grinstead’s Ashley Jackson and Surbiton’s Matt Daly gave Great Britain a well deserved 2-1 victory over the Black Sticks, who had been unbeaten in their first three games.  Kiwi penalty corner specialist Andrew Hayward did pull a goal back in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as Great Britain’s defence stood strong and they managed to hold onto their goal advantage to take all three points. Speaking after the game … Continue reading →

Jackson double not enough as GB lose

Despite two goals from East Grinstead’s Ashley Jackson, Great Britain’s men went down 3-2 to Argentina at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in a match that began 20 minutes late following a rain delay. Against a well organised side, Great Britain struggled to break down the Argentina defence and paid the price for conceding two poor goals in the second half having hauled themselves back into the match through Ashley Jackson’s 39th minute equaliser.  Not even the replacement of goalkeeper James Fair for an 11th outfield player with four minutes remaining could salvage a point for GB, who will be … Continue reading →

Great Britain Beat India to Climb the Table

Great Britain men battled to a deserved 3-2 victory over India in their second match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia on Sunday. Despite high temperatures and humidity which clearly suited their rivals, Great Britain dug deep and held them at bay to secure a win which leaves them second in the table ahead of the next set of matches on Monday. Great Britain had much of the possession in the first half and dominated for long periods, but India looked dangerous on the counter attack. British pressure paid off when, seven minutes before half time, good team … Continue reading →

Great Britain Suffer Late Malaysian Fightback

Great Britain’s men found themselves pegged back in the stifling final stages of their opening match at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia as the hosts scored twice in the final three minutes to draw 3-3.  Great Britain had stormed into a 3-1 lead at the break thanks to goals from East Grinstead pair Glenn Kirkham and Ashley Jackson and one from Surbiton’s Rob Moore.  And there were further chances to extend the lead in the second period before Malaysia hit back late. Things began well for Great Britain, who welcomed back Surbiton’s Matt Daly to the side after … Continue reading →