Ice Hockey: Buoyant Britain in line for gold
Wednesday 14 April 1999
With favourites Germany suffering a shock 6-1 defeat against host nation Denmark, Britain now lie joint second and victory over Poland, who have yet to win a game, will put them in the running for gold.
A start that saw Woods' men score three times in the opening three minutes laid the foundations for a perfect response to Sunday's narrow defeat by the Germans.
"In the first three games we played very solid defensively but had trouble scoring goals," said Woods. "So this was very positive for us and the result has put us in control of our own destiny. If we win the remainder of our games we will capture the gold medal."
After Sheffield Steelers' David Longstaff scored the opener, Jeff Johnstone, of Bracknell, claimed his first goal in a British shirt.
Kevin Conway added a third before Estonia scored during a period when Britain relaxed their grip on the game.
Estonia had an excellent chance to haul themselves back into the match when they were awarded a penalty shot. But Bill Morrison, replacing the rested Stevie Lyle in goal, turned away the Estonian shot.
Britain made Estonia pay for the miss when their captain, Steve Moria, netted a powerplay fourth almost immediately and Johnstone scored his second to make it 5-1.
Again Britain allowed their opponents to pull one back, but Graham Garden put the tie out of reach with a short-handed sixth with eight minutes remaining.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger 'optimistic' of making signing, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Edinson Cavani linked
Manchester United have two days to seal the transfer of the summer, Arsenal need to panic, Jose Mourinho right to blast Chelsea reluctance
Celtic supporters mock Fenerbahce fans' threatening 'knife' pictures with their own versions - featuring spoons and bananas
Swansea 2 Manchester United 1 player ratings: Was Andre Ayew the Swans' star man or did Bafetimbi Gomis steal the show?
Swansea City 2 Manchester United 1: Louis van Gaal walks out of press conference after being asked about transfers
- 1 VMAs 2015: Was Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus' awkward acceptance put-down real or staged?
- 2 If you're not already angry about the migrant crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 3 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 4 I like Corbyn, but let's face it: we don't need another white man at the head of a political party
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
£35000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: You will be working with a 8 st...
£8000 - £12000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A unique opportunity has arisen ...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a pa...
£18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This provider of designer kitch...