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Agony as handball pair bow out
7:53pm Saturday 4th August 2012 in Olympic News
DAN McMillan and John Pearce had their Olympic handball hopes extinguished on Saturday with a fourth defeat that exposed Great Britain’s inexperience.
A 34-17 loss to Tunisia in group A ruled out any chance of reaching the quarter-finals, although the South Coast pair still have a match to play on Monday when they take on Iceland.
And McMillan, based in Lymington , thinks it is high time Team GB took out their frustrations on their opponents to show the world they are here to be taken seriously.
Two goals by Pearce, from Poole, and five by Sebastien Edgar were among the highlights for Britain, who at half-time were in touch at 14-8 before the African champions took complete control.
“I’ve got mixed feelings about the match in that some of the things that we normally do well we did badly, and some of the things we normally do badly we did quite well,” McMillan, 29, said.
“We’ll watch it back on video and look for some good things to take out of it. Tunisia played very well. They’re a big, physical team and we couldn’t live with them.”