Kerry pleased despite another Argentina defeat
GREAT BRITAIN coach Danny Kerry insisted he was 'very pleased' despite his youthful women's side slipping to a 2-0 defeat to Argentina in Salta.
HAPPY IN DEFEAT: Great Britain coach Danny Kerry believes his inexperienced team are progressing in Argentina (Getty Images)
Kerry claimed his team significantly improved on their performance in the first test of the five match series, which they lost 5-1 on Saturday.
Two penalty corner goals made the difference with Noel Barrionuevo and Silvina D'Elia both netting from set pieces late in the first half.
World player of the year Luciana Aymar was a constant threat but Kerry was still satisfied with his team's defensive effort and the performance of Bowdon Hightown's Kirsty Mackay, making her international debut in goal.
"Argentina at home and with Aymar playing are absolutely on fire and we played extremely well to match them all over the pitch," he said.
"I'm very pleased and, although I'd like to see us play like we did in the second half for the whole 70 minutes, we took a massive step up here.
"We generated some good opportunities and ran Argentina off the pitch in the second half."