Great Britain have beaten Australia for the first time since 1988 in a one-off Ashes encounter at Olympic Park.
The memorable 3-1 victory, on home ground on Saturday, was the result of the work of Brits Sam Ward, Alistair Brogdon and Iain Lewers, while Aussie Jamie Dwyer scored the only Kookaburras-goal.
The Brits are now set to leave for Belgium for the World League semi-final.
The British hockey team will first play hosts Belgium in their opening pool game on 21 June before facing Ireland, China and Malaysia to complete the group phase of the competition, with a place in the World League final as well as Olympic qualification at stake.
“I’m very pleased with the result,” said Great Britain head coach Bobby Crutchley, to The Times, “There were periods of the game where we defended well but also periods of the game where we need to improve.
“We know Australia will get better as they come into the World League competition so although we are happy with the result today, we won’t take anything for granted heading into the Olympic qualifiers.”
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