Great Britain’s men earned a superb 5-1 win away to Argentina in the FIH Pro League on Saturday evening
This was an historic result in Rosario as the GB men put in a superb display to come away with another three points and make it three wins from four in the competition.
Alan Forsyth was in fine form just a day after celebrating his 27th birthday; the Scotsman opening the scoring before another one late on. Sam Ward’s ruthless flick from a corner made it 2-0, before Phil Roper put GB three to the good. Paredes gave Argentina some hope, but Forsyth and Roper took advantage of the home side’s decision to remove their ‘keeper and seal a superb win.
GB’s brand of attacking hockey was on full display, and with coach Danny Kerry given the opportunity to rest for this game, Russell Garcia and Kwan Browne oversaw a superb performance. GB now have the best goals-per-game ratio in the tournament with 17 scored in just four matches.
Saturday May 4 sees London host the men’s first home game as they take on Spain at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Tickets start at £7.50 Under 18s and £22.50 Adults.
Goals: GBR: Forsyth 20, 56; Ward 26; Roper 37, 57. ARG: Paredes 42
Players used: Pinner (GK), Gibson (GK), Willars, Ames, Weir, Forsyth, Sloan, Hoare, Ward, Roper, Dixon (c), Creed, Ansell, Condon, Morton, Waller, Gall, Wallace