Aussies too strong for Brits
1st August 2012
The Team GB Women’s Water Polo team lost out to medal-favourites Australia in their second match at London 2012.
The Brits were cruelly denied a result in their opening match of the Games as Russia pipped them 7-6.
But Australia proved a tough prospect for the British women as they secured a 16-3 victory to maintain their unbeaten record.
Chloe Wilcox scored twice for the Brits and Frankie Snell added a third but they couldn’t contain the impressive Australian attack on the night.
The Brits scored at the end of the first two quarters to stay within touching distance, 6-2 at half-time but the Aussies added another five in third and fourth quarters to secure victory.
But Team GB head coach Szilveszter Fekete was adamant his players hadn't shown their true colours on the night.
"We had a bad day," said Fekete. "I think the joy was far too big after the Russia match and we took away our edge.
"The concentration levels were definitely lower today. We missed a couple of man-ups at the beginning of the game and had we scored from them, it might have been a different match."