Pakistan’s Olympic campaign suffered a big blow when they lost 4-1 at the hands of Host nation GB in the Pool A hockey match. Pakistan was hoping to win the match in order to secure the points that they desperately needed to progress to the further stages of the tournament.
However the hosts did not allow such a victory as they enforced a crushing defeat at the Riverbank Arena. Team GB pressed there case for victory in only the 4th minute of play, as James Tindall scored for the home side. He was then backed up by the good British defence that did not allow Pakistan the opportunity to level the score. Jonty Clarke then scored the second goal for the home side as GB extended their advantage on the Pakistanis.
In the second half, British star Ashley Jackson stole the show with two goals in relatively quick succession to put the home side in a secure position from which there was no coming back for Pakistan. Captain Sohail Abbas salvaged some pride for Pakistan as he successfully scored in the last minute off a penalty corner.
The group standings are still the same with Pakistan positioned in third. Pakistan now have two matches remaining, against South Africa and Australia.