FIH Pro League: Great Britain women beat United States after men defeat Spain

GB women beat the United States 5-1
Great Britain's women scored 10 times in two weekend matches against the United States

Great Britain's women warmed up for the defence of their Olympic title with a 5-0 win over the United States in the FIH Pro League.

The side followed up Saturday's 5-1 win over the same rivals in their last match before the Tokyo Games in July.

"As a team we're really positive, the mood is good, we're learning a lot and looking forward to what's ahead," player of the match Sarah Jones said.

GB's men avenged their previous day's defeat with a 2-0 win over Spain.

Grace Balsdon, Giselle Ansley, Sarah Evans, Sarah Robertson and Jones were all on the scoresheet for Britain's women at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

The result against the ninth-placed Americans has helped GB climb to fourth in the standings.

Team GB
Rupert Shipperley scored a goal in either half as Great Britain beat Spain on Sunday

Great Britain' men were beaten in a shootout by Spain on Saturday, but two goals from Rupert Shipperley ensured victory on Sunday.

Spain rallied in the final quarter but were kept out by some resolute British defending in the hosts' last home game.

Great Britain remain sixth in the table,external-link while Spain stay bottom.

Individual home nations will now prepare for the EuroHockey Championships, which take place from 4 to 13 June.

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