Baku 2015: Dean refuses to be downbeat despite Hungary loss

16 June 2015 / 13:09

Isabelle Dean insists Team GB will head into their water polo classification matches full of confidence despite slipping up against Hungary in their final group game.

Hopes were high for ending their group strongly having secured their first victory against Israel on Monday.

However they got off to a slow start against the Hungarians and trailed 5-2 after the first quarter – Grace Rowland and Katherine Rogers on target for the Brits.

They closed the gap in the second, with Rogers and Danica Brazier both scoring but Hungary maintained their three point lead at half-time.

And while Team GB battled hard after the restart, Hungary showed their expertise in the pool, rattling up a further seven scores to ease to a 16-4 win.

Despite falling away in the final quarters however, Dean insists there is no need for any knee-jerk reactions.

"We were very positive as a team we knew Hungary are very strong side so we went for it and played a confident game,” she said.

“We're all feeling very upbeat and will take this into our next game feeling confident and calm.”

The girls will return to the pool on Wednesday for the quarter finals of the 7-12th place classification matches.

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