GB men set for Aussie clash
Great Britain's men have set up a must-win clash with Australia after defeating a poor India side 4-2 on Thursday.
Britain must beat the Aussies on Saturday to reach the final of the International Invitational hockey tournament.
Against India, the hosts found themselves 2-0 up inside 11 minutes as their opponents left gaping holes in their defence.
Surbiton forward Rob Moore fired in a reverse-stick shot from the top of the circle before Simon Mantell's run and cross-shot was deflected in by Sandeep Singh.
VR Raghunath pulled one back from a penalty corner before Ashley Jackson scored twice in three minutes, touching in Ben Hawes' long ball and then converting from close range after good work from Jonty Clarke on the left.
Sandeep atoned for his earlier error by converting a penalty corner just before the hour, but GB's dominance was never threatened as they registered their first win of the competition.
World number ones Australia, defeated 3-2 by Germany, now stand in their way of an appearance in Sunday's final at the Riverbank Arena in Olympic Park.
"It is great to win, of course it is," coach Jason Lee said.
"We wouldn't score those four goals again but our performances are improving and hopefully that bodes well for the summer.
"We did look sluggish and in the second half we stopped showing for the ball and we had some great opportunities to play through them if we just had a few more people feeling like they could deliver."