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Bronze for GB women's hockey team

August 10, 2012 17:01 pm

Great Britain's women's hockey team secured only the second Olympic bronze medal in their history with victory over New Zealand at the Riverbank Area.

Reading striker Alex Danson opened the scoring with a penalty corner deflection in the 45th-minute which reflected the hosts' dominance of play.

With 11 minutes remaining Leicester defender Crista Cullen flicked home a set-piece and even later Wales international Sarah Thomas diverted in another corner before Stacey Michelsen's consolation.

The result provided some compensation after missing out on gold with Wednesday's semi-final defeat to Argentina.

Bronze equalled the feat of the team from 1992 in Barcelona and was the minimum target prior to the Olympics.

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