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Great Britain women claim draw against Australians

Australia's Georgia Nanscawen challenges GB's Georgie Twigg (right)
Australia's Georgia Nanscawen challenges GB's Georgie Twigg (right)

Great Britain's women bounced back against Australia, battling to a 1-1 draw on Friday after losing the first match of their two-Test series 4-0.

Australia took the lead on 21 minutes when midfielder Madonna Blyth scored with a low shot from three yards out.

But GB levelled shortly after half-time with a penalty corner on 44 minutes from defender Crista Cullen.

"We had all the chances in the second half and could have easily come out with the win," said Coach Danny Kerry.

"It was a much-improved performance. There was more toughness from everyone in the squad.

"In the second half our technical ability was great, we generated many more opportunities.

"But the problem is it doesn't come naturally to us."



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