IIHF IN-LINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS | Sweden 2010
Great Britain - Australia
Friday 2nd July 2010
Great Britain's chances of a consolation medal ended today with a penalty shoot out loss to Australia. Great Britain came to this championships with one goal in mind promotion to A pool and it was the system of promotion (an extra game) that cost them any medal at all, unlike the Australian team GB did not have the luxury of a day off this is the second time in four years where GB have had a hard fought cross over game then failed to win their next game. Great Britain will now face the worst loser from the other medal games which currently looks like Argentina.
Great Britain got off to a good start but yet again simply did not settle down, they regrouped and controlled the game at times but did not play to the high standard that they can, This caused won't can only be called stalemate hocky, Australia managed to get a late goal back to tie the game up, then the stalemate continued and regulation time ended 1:1, the game then went into 5 minute sudden death overtime and this ended with no one breaking the dead lock. The game went to the lottery that is penalty shoots with Australia coming out the victors.