LONDON 2012: Spain brushed aside in Great Britain's final hockey warm-up
GREAT Britain's men's hockey coach Jason Lee gave his entire Olympic squad a run out as they beat hosts Spain in Santander.
First half goals from Jonty Clarke and Barry Middleton put the visitors in control and after Pau Quemada halved the deficit before half time, Great Britain defended well to also win the Tri Nations tournament, following their earlier win over India.
“We started brightly and there were some nice signs but as you’d expect Spain stepped it up after going two nil down," said Lee.
"But we toughed it out and the players showed some real grit in the second half.
“We’ve been playing on the same blue and pink turf here as we will be at the Olympics and we’ve had vaguely British weather too. With opponents like India, who are tenth in the world, and Spain fifth we’ve had high quality practice.
"When you include our practice game against the Dutch recently we’ve now won three in a row so we’re building a winning momentum.”
Lee's team will stay training in Spain before flying in the UK and checking into the Olympic village this weekend.
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