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OLYMPIC UPDATE: GB stunned by devastating Dutch
9:45pm Thursday 9th August 2012 in Local
BRITAIN'S men's hockey team will have to pick themselves up to contest the bronze medal match after suffering a devastating 9-2 loss to the Netherlands in tonight's semi-final.
Team GB will meet Australia in the play-off for third place on Saturday (3.30pm) after being stunned by the dominant Dutch.
The squad, which features Bromsgrove's Dan Fox, fell 2-0 down early thanks to Roderick Weusthof's brace but Ashley Jackson pulled one back.
But the Netherlands powered into a 4-1 lead by the break. GB pushed for goals after the break but they were picked off by their opponents.
Robert Moore pulled a consolation effort back but it was too little too late.
They now face the Aussies, who lost to Germany 4-2.
GB have already met the Antipodeans, drawing 3-3 in a pool group game.