|March 1st, 2008|
|1||Round-Robin||2:30pm||GBR - MEX||11 - 0 (2 - 0)||Final|
Great Britain, one of the two favorites for the final qualification, seemed to have an easy opener against a Mexican team that looked very young and inexperienced. But, despite controlling the flow of the game, it took them nearly fifteen minutes to score their first goal by Simon MANTELL. His brother Richard added one a few minutes later on the British second penalty-corner. Mexico played a steady defensive game, backed by an excellent Moises VARGAS GARCIA in goal, and managed to reach half-time with only the 2-goal deficit.
The British players then steadily increased their lead, without forcing their pace in the afternoon heat, with goals from Stephen DICK, Richard ALEXANDER, Simon MANTELL, Barry MIDDLETON, Matt DALY (2), Rob MOORE, Ashley JACKSON and James TINDALL.
Great Britain were never in danger in this game, but they might be unhappy with some of their untidy plays in the first half, and with some on their wasted opportunities, including on a number of penalty-corners that they could not control.