Catch up with the GB teams in Argentina

Great Britain’s women came close to beating Argentina on Tuesday night after taking a two goal lead in the third test in Salta, but a strong and physical fight back from Las Leonas in the final quarter of an hour turned the game, and the result, on its head.

ARGENTINA 4 (0)
Noel Barrionuevo 57                    
Alejandra Gulla 63 (PS)                
Daniela Sruoga 65                       
Silvina D’Elia 66              
                        
GREAT BRITAIN 3 (2)
Jo Ellis 7 (F)                    
Susie Gilbert 7 (F)                        
Sally Walton 68 (F)                      
                      
Reading’s Jo Ellis and University of Birmingham’s Susie Gilbert had put GB in front after just seven minutes but goals from Noel Barrionuevo, Alejandra Gulla, Daniela Sruoga and Silvina D’Elia in the space of nine second half minutes put Argentina 4-2 up with four minutes remaining.  Bowdon Hightown defender Sally Walton pulled one back for GB with two minutes remaining but Argentina held on for the victory.

A series of green and yellow cards shown to Great Britain players, including an accidentally extended yellow to Beckie Herbert, meant that Danny Kerry's team played around 20 minutes of the match with just ten players and afterwards the Head Coach was philosophical about coming so close to winning: “We played very well in the first half but after going two goals up the match became quite tough.  It’s difficult enough to beat Argentina with 11 players but with ten it is virtually impossible, although we came very close in the end.”

Read the full match report here. Match 3 Great Britain v. Argentina Test