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GB women beaten by Poland in Olympic qualifier

GB lost to Poland

Kimberley Lane scores for GB, but defeat has hit their Olympic qualification bid

Great Britain’s women’s lost 4-3 to Poland in their second Olympic qualifying match in Kazakhstan.

They must now beat hosts Kazakhstan on Sunday (10:00 GMT) to stand any chance of reaching the next stage.

Poland went 2-0 ahead before Kimberley Lane and Shannon Douglas helped GB draw level.

GB conceded twice more before a late powerplay saw captain Katie Henry convert Angela Taylor’s pass.

Only the winners of the four-team group will go through to the next stage, but GB coach Cheryl Smith said: “We are still alive in this tournament.

“We just have to focus and go out and play to the best of our ability to stand a chance.”

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/ice-hockey/37872127