Great Britain wins Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament

Great Britain beat reigning champions Australia 4-3 in Malaysia to win the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup – the first British winners since England in 1984.Alan Forsyth and David Goodfield put GB 2-0 ahead before Eddie Ockenden got one back for the Aussies, ranked number two in the world, before half-time.Ollie Willars scored his first GB goal, Joshua Pollard replied before Goodfield restored the two-goal lead at 4-2.Dylan Wotherspoon hit a late third but Britain held on for victory.Head coach Bobby Crutchley said: “We are thrilled, we put in consistent performances throughout the tournament and today was a great team effort, we were rewarded for sticking to the game-plan.”England and Scotland take part in the Hockey World League in London from 15-25 June. The event serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2018 World Cup in India.

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