Great Britain's hockey team slumped to a comprehensive 9-0 defeat at the hands of Canada on the opening day of events at the Paralympic Games in Turin.
Canada's Dany Verner clashes with GB's Richard Whitehead
Following Friday's impressive opening ceremony, a 3,000 crowd turned out to watch a disappointing British display.
Coach Kevin Whiteman said: "It was a massive achievement for us to qualify for the Games, but this highlights the difference in quality at this level."
Elsewhere, Briton Liz Miller finished a creditable 10th in the downhill skiing.
And the 26-year-old was delighted with her performance, saying: "This is my first performance at these games and I'm delighted.
"I clocked around the time I was hoping to, so I can't ask for more than that."
Britain's hockey team could face an even sterner test on Sunday, when they face world champions Norway.
But Whiteman insisted: "We won't be downhearted and we will look forward to matching up against another fine side."