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Catlin nicks it for GB

May 27, 2012 20:30 pm

Great Britain men edged out India 3-2 to claim their first win in hockey's Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.

Having opened their campaign with a draw against the tournament hosts, Britain took the lead against India seven minutes before half-time through Glenn Kirkham.

A second goal followed from Ben Hawes after 44 minutes, but two strikes in three minutes from Raghunath and Sunil saw the Indians draw level. However, Britain ensured the points after 62 minutes with Nick Catlin's reverse stick chip.

The win takes the team second in the table ahead of Monday's contest with Argentina.

"It's great to win and we scored from some great penalty corners," said head coach Jason Lee.

"Argentina will be interesting. It's a quick turnaround and it will be a war of attrition given the temperatures.

"Individually we should be too good for them, but they've had a good win so it will be interesting."

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