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.”