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Great Britain earn a point but lose shootout to the Dutch on Pro League return

Great Britain recovered from going a goal down inside two minutes to earn a creditable draw against the Netherlands in Amsterdam in their first Pro League fixture since lockdown.

Getting forward straight from the opening whistle, GB were caught on the counter-attack and conceded a shot from Pien Dicke who scored her first international goal.

The defences were on top for both teams for much of the match but Jo Hunter was also able to grab a first goal for her country, and GB's first against the Dutch since their gold medal-winning campaign at the Rio Olympics, to level the scores.

The match finished 1-1 but it was the Netherland who were able to claim a bonus point by winning the shootout 3-1.

Head coach Mark Hager said:  “We’re pleased to be playing again after seven months away from the game. It was a well-disciplined performance where we were better defensively, which is an area we’ve been focussing on during lockdown.”

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