Champions Trophy: Great Britain edged out by Germany in Auckland

Champions Trophy

Venue:
Auckland, New Zealand
Date:
3-11 December, 2011
Coverage:
Watch live on liveFIH.tv, highlights (UK users only) and reports on BBC Sport website
Ashley Williams

Great Britain's men saw their disappointing form continue as they lost 2-1 to Olympic champions Germany in the Champions Trophy.

Jan-Marco Montag scored in the final seconds after Britain's Glenn Kirkham cancelled out Martin Zwicker's opener.

Britain are playing for places five to eight in Pool D after their 8-1 humbling by Spain on Tuesday.

Jason Lee's GB team need to beat Korea on Saturday to qualify for Sunday's fifth-place play-off match.

"I thought we played very well for most of the game and didn't deserve to lose," said Lee.

"We controlled the game for long periods but just didn't have the killer instinct to get ahead."

Zwicker put Germany in front against the run of play, before Kirkham marked his 200th appearance with a superb equaliser midway through the first half.

But Britain conceded a penalty in the final seconds, leaving Montag to fire the winner past James Fair to steal victory.

Britain opened the tournament, which sits behind the Olympics and World Cup in terms of importance, with a 2-1 victory over Pakistan but were then beaten 4-1 by Australia and 8-1 by Spain as they failed to progress to the medal stages.

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