Winchester's Rob Moore misses out on medal as hockey side lose

Daily Echo: Great Britain's Ashley Jackson (right) with Glenn Kirkham after losing against Australia during the Men's Bronze Medal match Great Britain's Ashley Jackson (right) with Glenn Kirkham after losing against Australia during the Men's Bronze Medal match

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Great Britain's men finished their Olympic campaign empty-handed after losing the bronze medal play-off against world number ones Australia.

Defensive errors cost them in their own circle while a failure to properly test goalkeeper Nathan Burgers at the other end meant they came up short in their medal quest.

While they could not match the feat of the women in securing a podium place the squad, who included Winchester's Rob Moore, did at least restore some pride after their 9-2 semi-final battering by Holland.

Australia scored with virtually their first shot but six minutes from the interval GB drew level with 19-year-old Harry Martin, who has had a good tournament, driving at the Kookaburras' defence and winning a penalty corner.

Instead of shooting, as is usually his trait, Ashley Jackson slipped the ball back towards its injector and defender Iain Lewers swept home only his second international goal.

GB lost Ali Wilson to the sin-bin for five minutes for preventing Australia breaking through on goal by illegally stopping the aerial pass above his shoulder.

While he was off Australia re-took the lead when Govers' deflected penalty corner found Jamie Dwyer and although Fair saved his first shot he could not keep out the rebound.

Fair came to his side's rescue again with a reaction save to palm away Russell Ford 's snap-shot but when he could only bat Dwyer's shot into the air Govers volleyed home a third from close range.

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