LONDON 2012: Great Britain improve scoring but lose again in Olympic test
GREAT Britain were edged out by water polo powerhouse Hungary in a scrappy encounter at the Olympic test event.
ON TARGET: Laura Gibson scored four as Great Britain lost 17-10 to Hungary at the Olympic test event
Szilveszter Fekete's women's side were always going to struggle against the European bronze medallists – who secured their Olympic spot at the recent qualification tournament in Trieste.
But after more than doubling their tally from their opening 10-4 defeat to Australia, Fekete admitted he was pleased with his team’s improvement in front of goal, as they went down 17-10.
“It was a different game to yesterday,” he said. “That was good defence but we were not very focused in attack.
“Today we were better, especially at the beginning. I think we were better in attack than yesterday but it was a good game for the girls to play and they will learn from it.”
Lisa Gibson scored four goals while Chloe Wilcox and Francesca Painter-Snell contributed doubles and Fiona McCann and Aine Hoy netted singles.
“It was a great game to play in. It was a lot of fun and the crowd were absolutely phenomenal,” said Gibson.
“When we’re playing you don’t hear it because you’re focused on what you’re doing but when you score a goal, you hear the crowd and it really fires you up.
“It’s always nice to score goals so I’m happy with that. I know I’ve got things to work on though but it’s nice to have positives as well as that after a game.”
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