Britain target the bronze

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The Independent Online
Great Britain eased their relegation fears and maintained hopes of a bronze medal with an emphatic 6-2 victory over the Netherlands in the World Championship in Eindhoven yesterday.

Paul Adey and Patrick Scott gave Britain a 2-0 lead in the first period and goals by Merv Priest, Steve Moria and Simon Hunt - after David Livingston had pulled one back for the Dutch - put their side 5-1 up by the end of the second period.

The final period proved an anticlimax as Great Britain tired and the Dutch failed to take advantage. Tim Cranston did increase the lead with a penalty before Johannes Stoer gained a late consolation goal for the hosts. Britain now have four points from four games.