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Owsley To The Fore As Team GB Make Strong Start In Rio

Bristol’s Lily Owsley scored one and assisted another as Team GB women’s hockey side made it two wins from two at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Deodoro.

Owsley was on target as Team GB saw off Australia 2-1 in a furiously competitive clash on Saturday (August 6th) before setting up Alex Danson in a 3-0 victory over India on Monday, 8th August.

In a tactical first period against Australia, Owsley broke the deadlock with a clever chip before Australia rallied and levelled immediately after half-time.

The game tightened up once again until a fantastic break from Team GB saw Alex Danson rifle the ball into the top corner to give them a 2-1 lead that they took through to the end.

“It was a good three points for us. It was a difficult game and it was not pretty at times but we stayed disciplined throughout,” said Team GB captain Kate Richardson-Walsh.

“Australia are a fantastic side. They have strength all over the field and they will do very well in this tournament so to get a win against them is definitely a great confident booster.

“You see in the women’s tournament because it is so tight between us, whoever has a bit of momentum and takes their chances will do well in the tournament so it was really pleasing for us to get the win.”

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