Hockey: Hong Kong outclassed as Lee steps up

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Jason Lee's reign as the Great Britain men's team leader got off to a winning start with a 7-1 victory over the hosts in the Hong Kong Super Cup.

Lee, a former England assistant coach who took over from the former GB incumbent Mike Hamilton last month, saw his team cruise to victory against a hopelessly outclassed Hong Kong side.

The Loughborough Students' midfielder Jerome Goudie, who represented Hong Kong before transferring his allegiance to England, was made the captain on his return to his birthplace. And he celebrated by scoring Britain's last goal three minutes from the final whistle.

The tourists led 2-0 at half-time through Surbiton's Ben Hawes (penalty corner) and Western Wildcats' Vishal Marwaha, one of three Scots in an otherwise English squad.

Just after the break, Dave Mathews netted a penalty corner and despite a goal from the Hong Kong captain, Farooq Saeed, the Guildford striker Danny Hall (two), Reading midfielder Mark Pearn and Goudie completed the rout. Today Great Britain take on the Olympic silver medallists, Korea, who beat Japan 4-2 yesterday.

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