London 2012 - Britain lose to Brazil

Fri, 10 Jun 12:11:00 2011

Great Britain handball goalkeeper Bobby White made his first start as captain but failed to prevent his side crashing to a second defeat in a week to Brazil.

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White finished the match with a 34 per cent save ratio in his first competitive run-out in a year following hip surgery but he was unable to stop a strong Brazilian side, that featured at both Beijing 2008 Olympics and January’s World Championships, running out 35-22 victors.

“The first half performance was good and we created lots of chances,” said Great Britain assistant coach Bill Baillie.

“But we were unable to convert some and this cost the team as it did in the first game.

“The players need these minutes on the court if they are to become competitive and we will be ready for the third game.”

 Despite still recovering from a stomach upset which ruled him out of training the day before the match, Steven Larsson top-scored for GB with six goals, while Chris Mohr added five and Seb Edgar three.

 A knee injury ruled out John Pearce, but there was a first full international cap for Jack Hennessey.

 GB are preparing to take on Brazil in the third and final game of the series on Friday night, but have injury doubts over Chris McDermott (bruised ribs), Mohr (thigh injury) and John Pearce (knee injury).

Earlier, Great Britain sunk to a 32-25 defeat in their opening clash against Brazil with Mohr chipping in with nine goals.

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