Great Britain lose out in final Test11.05.08
GERMANY 2 (0)
Sebastian Draguhn 50 (PC)
Jan Marco Montag 58 (PC)
GREAT BRITAIN 1 (0)
Richard Mantell 55 (PC)
Great Britain lost out to in the third and final Test against World Champions Germany in Dusseldorf earlier today with Richard Mantell equalising after Sebastian Draguhn had put the hosts ahead, before Jan Marco Montag scored the winner in the 58th minute. Penalty Corners once again dominated the game with all three goals being scored via this route.
The first half saw Germany have three penalty corners, none of which came to anything, and a chance for James Tindall with a close reverse stick shot, but neither team could break the deadlock and a 0-0 score at half time reflected an even 35 minutes.
The game came to life as it entered the swinging 50s and Sebastian Draguhn maintained his record of scoring in each Test when he opened Germany?s account on the 50th minute. Richard Mantell equalised five minutes later ? meaning the Mantell brothers have also scored in each of the three Tests ? before Montag delivered a direct flick to win the game with 12 minutes left on the clock.
Assistant Coach Dave Bunyan said ?This is the second time we have played on this pitch out here. It is a fast surface which demands a fast game which led to turnover from both teams. This was the closest battle yet?.
Great Britain continue their warm-up for Beijing next month when they travel to Dublin to take part in the Setanta Trophy. GB women will play Argentina in two Test Matches on Monday and Tuesday this week and they will also participate in the Setanta Trophy in June.
Jon Bleby (England & Loughborough Students), Glenn Kirkham (England & East Grinstead), Richard Mantell (England & Reading), Simon Mantell (England & Reading), Graham Moodie (Scotland & Western Wildcats), Richard Alexander (England & Surbiton), James Fair (GK) (England & Cannock), Ben Marsden (England & Surbiton), James Tindall (England & Surbiton), Ben Hawes (England & Surbiton), Ashley Jackson (England & East Grinstead)
Matt Daly (England & Surbiton), Alistair McGregor (Scotland & Loughborough Students), Rob Moore (England & Surbiton), Niall Stott (Scotland & Kelburne), Ali Wilson (England & Beeston)
Did Not Play
Jonty Clarke (England & Reading), Mark Ralph (Scotland & Kelburne)