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FIH Pro League: GB get better of New Zealand in Stoop double

PUBLISHED: 07:59 24 June 2019 | UPDATED: 07:59 24 June 2019

Great Britain's women celebrate a goal against New Zealand (pic GB Hockey)

Great Britain's women celebrate a goal against New Zealand (pic GB Hockey)

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Great Britain's men and women got the better of their New Zealand rivals on the final weekend of FIH Pro League action at Twickenham Stoop.

Great Britain's men beat New Zealand at The Stoop (pic GB Hockey)Great Britain's men beat New Zealand at The Stoop (pic GB Hockey)

A crowd of 11,500 - the biggest for a hockey international since the London 2012 Olympics - saw the men run out 2-0 winners to book their place in the final four, while the women ended their campaign with their best display of the season for a 3-1 victory.

Needing a win to finish in the top four, Danny Kerry's side - which included Hampstead & Westminster's Harry Martin - found the net early through Chris Griffiths and could have scored more in the first half.

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But they sealed the points thanks to Alan Forsyth's goal on 54 minutes and they will now face Australia in the semi-final in Amsterdam on Friday with a spring in their step.

Lily Owsley scored twice for GB's women - who included Hampstead & Westminster's Sarah Robertson -and set up Hannah Martin as they ended their FIH Pro League debut on a high.

A second home win - and third overall - will have given Mark Hager's side plenty of positives as they have shown good progress under his stewardship.

GB men: Gibson, Pinner, Hoare, Ames, Sloan, Waller, Dixon, Creed, Gall, Sorsby, Grassick, Jackson, Griffiths, Smith, Martin, Wallace, Roper, Forsyth.

GB women: Hinch, Unsworth, Toman, Ansley, Pearne-Webb, Costello, Balsdon, Jones, Neal, Robertson, Townsend, Hunter, Martin, Burge, Howard, Owsley, Petter. Unused: Heesh.

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