Revenge for the Dutch! Workforce GB’s defence of their Olympic ladies’s hockey title is OVER after they’re thrashed 5-1 by Rio 2016 finalists Holland in a one-sided semi-final… with the Brits taking over Argentina or India within the bronze medal match
Revenge was served baking sizzling because the Netherlands blasted away GB – and banished Rio heartache – on a searing, brutal morning in Tokyo.
In 2016, with the BBC Information delayed and a hooked nation watching, goalkeeper Maddie Hinch clinched gold in a dramatic penalty shootout following a pulsating 3-3 draw between the 2 sides.
However there was sadly to be no repeat in a lopsided semi-final. Not even the merest trace of 1.
The Netherlands blasted away Workforce GB – and banished Rio heartache – to win 5-1 within the semis
Holland will face the winner of the opposite semi between Argentina and India for the gold medal
GB keeper Maddie Hinch conceded 5 objectives in humid situations within the Japanese capital
With the mercury hitting 32C and humidity at 71 per cent, Mark Hager’s aspect had no solutions to a rolling, sensible orange machine who illustrated why they’re the world’s greatest.
5 objectives – one for yearly they’ve needed to wait to get their very own again – in a relentless show of ruthless attacking.
A Dutch double, two objectives in two minutes initially of the second quarter from Felice Albers and Marloes Keetels, nearly as good as killed what was a lesson.
Maybe understandably after their bitter expertise in Brazil, they went on to indicate no mercy. On assault, they have been extra dynamic and imaginative. In defence they have been rock stable.
The Netherlands merely had an excessive amount of for Nice Britain on a searing sizzling morning in Tokyo
After their quick-fire brace, Maria Verschoor added a 3rd within the third with an amazing, reactive flick from a penalty nook to extend the ache, with GB barely managing a shot in anger, and earlier than the quarter was out Albers grabbed a second from shut vary to make it 4.
A response belatedly arrived when Giselle Ansley swept residence from a penalty nook however respite was transient.
The prolific Frederique Matla put away her ninth of the competitors early within the fourth and the distress was full.
GB beat the Netherlands on penalties to win gold in Rio however revenge was served on Wednesday
The tip arrived, fortunately, at 12.10pm with the temperature up at 33C. Questions ought to be requested of the organisers on a day when GB may discover no solutions.
The Netherlands blitzed by way of their group profitable all 5 matches. Within the quarters, they brushed apart New Zealand 3-0. After this, few would guess towards them going one higher than Rio.
For Britain, bronze is one of the best they will do.
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