Hockey: Britain beaten again

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Korea 2 Great Britain 0

Great Britain suffered their second successive defeat of the Champions Trophy here yesterday, beaten by the Olympic silver medallists in a disappointing game they did enough to win.

After holding the Koreans until the closing 10 minutes, lapses of concentration allowed Eun Kyung Choi and Ji Young Lee to score on the counter-attack. Earlier an experimental British line-up had presented plenty of problems for the Asians which, apart from woeful finishing, would have seen Britain comfortable at the interval.

Britain also wasted five penalty corners. Even so, it was at times only desperate defending by the Slough pair of Karen Brown and Lisa Copeland, with brave goalkeeping from Hilary Rose, that kept the Koreans at bay for 60 minutes.

KOREA: Deok San Jin; Eun Jung Cho (capt), Ok Nam Park, Seung Shin Oh, Eun Kyung Choi, Kwan Sook Choi, Kyung Ah Lee, Ji Young Lee, Myung Ok Kim, Soo Jung Kim, Mi Soon Choi. Substitutes used: Eun Jin Kim, Jae Sook You, Young Ok Back, Eun Kyung Park.

GREAT BRITAIN: Rose (Sutton Coldfield); J Empson (Canterbury), K Brown (Slough), J Mould (Balsam Leicester), L Copeland (Slough), L Wright (Olton), K Bowden (capt) (Balsam Leicester), L Newcombe (Hightown), S Blanks (Balsam Leicester), J Smith (Slough), T Cullen (Hightown). Substitutes used: J Sixsmith (Sutton Coldfield), C Reid (Hightown), D Marston-Smith (Clifton), P Miller (Balsam Leicester).

Umpires: U Lowenstein (Ger), R Cohen (Neth).