King’s Lynn head coach Danny Kerry sees GB hockey girls book London 2012 bronze
18:15 10 August 2012
King’s Lynn head coach Danny Kerry saw his Great Britain women secure only the second Olympic bronze medal in their history with a 3-1 victory over New Zealand at the Riverbank Arena.
Reading striker Alex Danson opened the scoring with a penalty corner deflection in the 45th-minute to reflect the hosts’ dominance of play.
With 11 minutes remaining Leicester defender Crista Cullen flicked home a set-piece and even later Wales international Sarah Thomas diverted in another corner before Stacey Michelsen’s consolation.
The result provided some compensation after missing out on gold with Wednesday’s semi-final defeat to Argentina.
Bronze equalled the feat of the team from 1992 in Barcelona and was the minimum target prior to the London Olympics.