OLYMPIC UPDATE: GB men finish fourth after defeat

First published in Sport

BROMSGROVE'S Dan Fox missed out on a medal after GB's men's hockey team lost to Australia 3-1 in the bronze decider.

Fox was in the starting line-up at the Riverbank Arena, as the host nation produced a valiant display against the world's number one side.

Simon Orchard had fired the Aussies ahead but Ian Lewers levelled the scores.

Jamie Dwyer fired Australia ahead again, before their victory was wrapped up by Keiran Govers.

Defeat means GB ended the tournament fourth to match their world ranking. 

Following the match, Great Britain Head Coach Jason Lee said: "The truth is we’ve got a bad taste in our mouth from the semi-final result and we certainly wanted to come into the bronze medal game and just play like ourselves, which is total commitment to try and play attacking hockey. I think we largely delivered that.

“We had aspirations, probably dreams, of a medal, whereas in regards to Australia, I think everybody had expectations that they’d be in the big game today.

"I still class them as the best team in the world. It was daunting for us, I must admit, to face this game against them after the 9-2 loss.

"So I’m very proud with how we played throughout the game and on a different day it could have been a different result. "I think it’s a fair reflection of where we stand.”



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