India defeat denies Britain medal

03 June 2012 / 17:01

Great Britain missed out on a medal at the Sultan Azlan Shan Cup in Malaysia on Sunday as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat against India in the bronze-medal match in Ipoh.

Ashley Jackson opened the scoring as GB led at the interval but India hit back after the break with goals from Shivandra Singh, Sandeep Singh and Tushar Khandker.

Jackson was also on target on Saturday as GB posted a 2-1 win against Pakistan to retain hope of securing a medal, and head coach Jason Lee was able to take heart from his side's performances over the past few days.

"There are plenty of positives to take out of this week," Lee said.

"We need to be sharper and more creative around the opposition circle and that cost us today, but overall I'm happy with what we have learned during the competition."

Team manager Andy Halliday added: "It's always disappointing to finish just outside the medal places.

"We now need to work very hard as a group ahead of the Olympic Games."