Champions Trophy: Great Britain beaten 2-0 by Australia

Great Britain v Australia at the 2018 Champions Trophy
Great Britain won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Great Britain slipped to their first defeat of the Champions Trophy in China with a 2-0 loss to Australia.

The six-time champions opened the scoring early in the first quarter when Brooke Peris deflected the ball in at the back post.

GB responded well and dominated the second quarter but Kalindi Commerford doubled Australia's lead.

Hannah Martin came closest to scoring for GB with four minutes to play but her effort was saved.

"It's a disappointing result and feels a bit harsh as a reflection of the game," said interim head coach David Ralph.

"We definitely improved several elements of our game today but ultimately it wasn't good enough against a good Australian team.

"We will go away and make sure we work hard on improving again as we continue to chase our first win of the tournament."

Elsewhere on Sunday, hosts China played out a goalless draw with Japan, while the Netherlands beat Argentina 3-0.

Olympic champions Great Britain drew their opener against hosts China on Thursday.

They play Japan on Tuesday with pushback at 10:00 GMT.

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