Britain’s women ended their FIH Pro League campaign on a real high with a super 3-1 win at home to New Zealand.
Lily Owsley scored a brace and also set up Hannah Martin as Mark Hager’s side put in their best performance of the season.
Both on and off the pitch it was a hugely memorable day for the sport, with a young group of British women performing well on home soil in front of the biggest home hockey crowd the nation has seen since the London 2012 Olympics.
Head coach Mark Hager will have been very pleased with his side’s display as they earned a second home win in the competition.
They have shown good progress under his stewardship and this result will only have strengthened the collective belief amongst the group.
Analysing her teams performance in a post match interview, Great Britain’s double goal-scorer Lily Owsley said she was delighted to win at home.
“What an occasion and what an experience.The crowd were amazing, they were really cheering us on. We knew we needed a third goal, we needed a bit of security. This [New Zealand] team is fit and fast, we knew they would not stop running and keep coming at us. I was happy I got to put them in.”