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Richardson seals win

Great send-off for British hockey team

Last Updated: 13/07/08 9:47pm

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Richardson: Winning goal

Richardson: Winning goal

Great Britain's women clinched victory in their final official match before the Olympics on Sunday after coming from behind to beat Spain 2-1 in Terrassa.

The visitors went a goal down as early as the fourth minute when Raquel Huercas dragged the ball past Katy Roberts from a penalty corner.

But Britain were on level terms in the 24th minute when Helen Richardson and Alex Danson combined to cross for Jo Ellis to net at the far post.

The winner arrived in the 50th minute, Richardson winning possession before running 30 metres into the hosts' circle to shoot past Maria Rosa.

Head coach Danny Kerry said: "A poor start led to Spain's lead, but a reasonable amount of control after the goal saw some good phases of play.

"I'm very happy with the two goals we generated and the manner in which we did that."

Britain will fly out to the British Olympic Association's training camp in Macau before starting their Games campaign in Beijing against defending champions Germany on August 10.

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