GB men finish with a win

06 May 2012 / 18:18

Great Britain's men finished third in the Olympic test event after a 2-1 win over India.

Having missed out on the final on goal difference, the game was always going to be more about experimentation than the actual result but the hosts were still more than worth their victory.

Early on Richard Smith hit the post from a penalty corner and had another set-piece charged down before James Fair produced a good low save to his right to deny VR Raghunath from a corner.

However, the Cannock goalkeeper could not keep out the Indian's next effort in the 23rd minute but seconds before half-time Surbiton's James Tindall flicked home the equaliser from a penalty corner.

The second half was evenly contested before Rob Moore popped up to sweep home the winner 13 minutes from time.

Coach Jason Lee is confident his side are on the right upward curve ahead of this summer's Games.

"I thought we should be playing better here than we were at the Champions Trophy (late 2011) and that is clearly the case," he said.

"We played to a much higher standard but it is lower than I would expect for the Olympics so we are on course.

Forward Simon Mantell, who fractured a metatarsal in group match with India on Thursday, will have an operation early next week to insert a pin and his participation in this summer's Games now looks highly unlikely.