Ward scores as GB males win hockey opener

Ward scores as GB men win hockey opener

Great Britain exerted their dominance as the sport went on
Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Great Britain’s Sam Ward made a dream return to Olympic motion as his facet received their males’s hockey Pool B opener in opposition to South Africa.

The 30-year-old struck from a penalty nook after simply two minutes.

Matt Guise-Brown levelled from one other penalty nook a minute later however second-half objectives from Liam Ansell and Jack Waller gave GB a profitable begin.

With powerful video games in opposition to Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands to come back, Danny Kerry’s facet wanted a superb show in opposition to one of many two Pool B groups ranked decrease than them to spice up their quarter-final hopes.

And whereas Great Britain have been examined by their opponents early on, South Africa’s ill-discipline value them as the sport went on.

Kerry’s facet subsequent face Canada on Monday.

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