St Albans pair on the scoresheet as GB finish World League in style
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Ellie Watton and Hannah Macleod were both on target as Great Britain finished their World League Final campaign with a comfotable 5-1 win over South Korea.
Nicola White hit two and Helen Richardson-Walsh her fourth of the tournament to go alongside the strikes from the St Albans pair.
Hye Lyoung Han’s goal was a mere consolation for the South Koreans.
The win seals seventh place in the tournament held in Rosario, Argentina.
The deadlock was broken by White, whose run into the circle was unimpeded and she smashed the ball deep into the far corner, past Korea ‘keeper Jang Soo Ji.
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It was Watton who doubled Great Britain’s lead, finding herself in the right position to finish off Alex Danson’s mazy run.
Watton’s Tangerine team-mate , McLeod, made it three early in the second half, getting a touch to a Danson shot.
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White’s second from a penalty corner made it four and Richardson-Walsh hit the fifth with a penalty shot.
While obviously wanting to do well in this tournament, GB have also used it as experience for next year’s Olympics, something head coach Danny Kerry pointed out.
He said: “The tournament as a whole has been a good experience. The critical game was the China game where we created lots of chances but the ball wouldn’t go in.
“Against New Zealand, the first half was really disappointing and as a result we find ourselves playing for seventh/eighth place.
“There were other interesting results. Australia and Netherlands in the bottom half too, is interesting.
“We have built some good understandings among the younger players and I am very pleased with the way we played against Korea.
“The players now get three weeks off. Then we will have a lot of meetings and some good matches through the January, February, March period.
“Then there will be some refining.”