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Australia claim men's hockey bronze with victory over Britain

Updated: Saturday, 11 Aug 2012 17:18 | Comments

Jamie Dwyer celebrates giving Australia a 2-1 lead
Jamie Dwyer celebrates giving Australia a 2-1 lead

Australia's men beat Britain 3-1 to win hockey bronze, their sixth consecutive Olympic medal, having dominated the second half against the hosts.

Australia took the lead in the 17th minute when Jamie Dwyer, five-times world player of the year, set up Simon Orchard at the top of the D and he slammed the ball home. Britain keeper James Fair got his hand to the ball but could not stop it.

Britain equalised from their only penalty corner of the half, Ashley Jackson slipping the ball to Iain Lewers who put it past the 'keeper.

But the Australians dominated much of the second half and a penalty corner goal by Dwyer and one from free play by Kieran Govers - also set up by Dwyer - sealed victory.

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