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GB men miss out on hockey medal

ESPN staff
August 11, 2012
Australia beat Team GB to bronze © Getty Images

Britain's men missed out on a medal as they were beaten by hockey world champions Australia.

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After seeing Kate Walsh's side bag bronze on Friday, the men were unable to emulate the heroics of their female counterparts as they were forced to settle for fourth following a 3-1 defeat in the bronze medal match.

Team GB had held the world champions to a 3-3 draw in the group stages, but the partisan crowd were unable to inspire the home favourites to overturn a two-goal deficit as they bowed out with defeat.

Still hurting from their 9-2 thrashing by Netherlands in their semi-final, GB were reeling after an early strike from Simon Orchard, but clawed themselves back into the match courtesy of Iain Lewers from a well-worked penalty corner routine.

But the Kookaburras' top scorer Jamie Dwyer put Australia back on top after half-time before Kieran Govers sealed the win after GB keeper James Fair saved Dwyer's initial strike.

In the final, Germany retained their Olympic title with a 2-1 victory over Netherlands.

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