Walsh nets winner after Bartlett double for GB

England and Great Britain captain Kate Walsh (below right) scored Great Britain's third, adding to two goals from her clubmate, Reading’s Laura Bartlett as Great Britain’s women’s team ran out 3-2 winners over their American hosts in the second match of the five match series in San Diego on Wednesday.

Kate Walsh in action for Great Britain against USA in San Diego, December 2011Having had Tuesday’s match postponed as the result of a flooded pitch, Great Britain came out on top in a hard fought victory that saw 22 year old Canterbury defender Dilly Newton make her senior international debut.

The win means that Great Britain have won their opening two matches of the five match series.  Game three takes place at 21:00 GMT (13:00 local) on Thursday.  Friday is a rest day before back to back matches at 19:00 GMT (11:00 local) on Saturday and Sunday.

To keep up proceedings in California and read the full match report visit www.greatbritainhockey.co.uk

About Investec, principal sponsor of the Great Britain women’s hockey team
Investec is an international specialist bank and asset manager that provides a diverse range of financial products and services to a select client base. The group was established in 1974 and has core activities in the UK, South Africa and Australia, employing approximately 7300 employees.

Investec focuses on delivering distinctive profitable solutions for its clients in three core areas of activity, namely Specialist Banking, Wealth & Investment and Asset Management.

Investec sponsors English Test Cricket, the Investec Derby Festival, the England & GB Women’s Hockey team, the South African Women’s Hockey team, Tottenham Hotspur in cup competitions, the Investec Tri Nations Rugby and Investec Super Rugby in New Zealand.

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