Battling GB unable to find final flourish

Anne Panter in action for Great Britain against Germany at the Investec London Cup 2012 credit Ady Kerry

Despite a battling performance, Great Britain’s Investec London Cup crunch match with Germany ended in disappointment on Thursday evening as they went down 2-1 and with it, missed out on a place in Saturday’s semi finals.

It was a performance that Great Britain Head Coach Danny Kerry later called “sublime at times” but ultimately two German goals in the space of two first half minutes did the damage, despite a late strike from Hannah Macleod and a series of excellent saves by Germany goalkeeper Yvonne Frank.

Earlier, in the final game in Pool A, the Netherlands took on Ireland hoping to secure their place in Saturday’s semi final.  After an impressive performance in the opening match of the Investec London Cup on Tuesday, the world’s number one side put five past Ireland without reply. Kim Jonker's hat-trick was added to by Marilyn Agliotti and Ellen Hogg to seal the Netherlands semi final berth against South Africa with a 5-0 win.

Germany will meet Australia in the second semi final after their victory over GB.  

Investec London Cup Semi Finals - Saturday 9 June
14:30 - Semi Final 1: Netherlands v South Africa
17:00 - Semi Final 2: Germany v Australia

Investec London Cup Finals Day - Sunday 10 June
10:30 - Great Britain v Ireland
13:15 - Bronze medal match
16:00 - Gold medal match  

Investec London Cup

**More seats made available for Saturday and Sunday with an additional stand at the Investec London Cup**


Such is the popularity of the Investec London Cup we're bringing in another stand for the weekend. Those with standing tickets will now be given a seat and more tickets are now available by calling 0844 499 3222 or online here.

Saturday is semi final day, PLUS the England Hockey Annual Awards Lunch 2012.  Join us for a fantastic three course meal and a memorable awards event, celebrating all that is brilliant about hockey in England.

Sunday's Finals Day is set to be a thriller with three great games, all live on Sky Sports 3. Be in the crowd and cheer on the teams at Great Britain's last international tournament before the Olympics.