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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.

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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.

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