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WorldHockey Olympic Qualifier (Men)

Santiago, Chile - March 1- 9, 2008

Great Britain v Austria


# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
March 8th, 2008
13 Round-Robin 3:00pm Great Britain GBR - AUT Austria 4 - 0 (3 - 0) Final    

Match Report

Even though the odds were very slim, Austria had mathematically a chance of making the Finals on Sunday. Unfortunately, they immediately found themselves trailing on the scoreboard, after James TINDALL took advantage of some sloppy defending to open the scoring in the 5th minute. Great Britain could even have made a decisive break in the next minute on a penalty-stroke, but Glenn KIRKHAM hit the post.

Great Britain got their second goal anyway soon after by Ashley JACKSON, concluding himself a brilliant individual penetrating run. The Austrian players seemed off their pace in the heat of the afternoon and Great Britain had complete control of the proceedings, although they only scored one more goals before half-time by Richard MANTELL on penalty-corner.

The second half was a fairly impassionate affair. Austria fought harder to contain the British attacks but they had trouble breaking through their defense. Both sides had very few scoring opportunities, and Alistair McGREGOR in the British goal saved brilliantly a couple of Austrian attempts on penalty-corners. Rob MOORE added a goal in the last minute of play, benefiting from a lucky bounce on a defender.

The score ended at 4-0, confirming a spot in the Final for Great Britain with the maximum 15 points for their 5 wins, and in the 3rd-4th place game for Austria.

RUS v CHI (Round-robin) RUS v MEX (Round-robin)


Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Great Britain  GBR 5 5 0 0 27 15
India  IND 5 4 0 1 31 12
Austria  AUT 5 3 0 2 -4 9
Russia  RUS 5 2 0 3 -8 6
Chile  CHI 5 1 0 4 -4 3
Mexico  MEX 5 0 0 5 -42 0


Mar 9, 2008
CHI Chile
Mexico MEX
AUT Austria
Russia RUS
GBR Great Britain
India IND
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