9th November 2016
Great Britain men's Under-21s got off to a winning start against Armenia at the IHF Trophy in Georgia.
The game set off at a thunderous pace. Strong early showings from Ross Strachen and Toby Venables helped settle British nerves and allowed the team to open up a comfortable 18-8 lead by half time.
GB's physical defence, led by Oliver Tyler and Jordan Price, proved tough for the Armenians to break down and allowed GB to punish the opposition on the counter attack.
Oliver Bray and Ross Strachen led the goal scoring, bagging six and five goals respectively. Toby Venables controlled the attack with an incredible nine assists.
Coach Ricardo Vasconcelos was delighted with the result. He said: “We're obviously thrilled to get off to winning start and it's especially pleasing to do so in such a comprehensive manner.”
“The lads came into the competition feeling really confident after an excellent holding camp in Porto last week. You could really see that confidence in their performance today.”
GB's next match is on 9 November against Albania.