Dunmow’s Chloe Rogers rescues GB in thrilling encounter

CHLOE Rogers came to the rescue for Great Britain women’s hockey team as she scored a late goal to seal a 5-3 win over South Korea in their second group game at the Olympics this afternoon (Tuesday).

The former Helena Romanes School student took advantage of a goalkeeping error to nudge home and make it two wins out of two for the GB women so far.

The match proved to be a thrilling spectacle for the packed out crowd at the Riverbank Arena, with South Korea staging a dramatic comeback from 3-1 down to tie the match up.

But late goals from Georgie Twigg and Rogers, who struck with eight minutes to go, were enough to see the home side over the finish line.

Nic White and Crista Cullen had given the hosts a 2-0 lead, while striker Alex Danson restored the two-goal cushion after South Korea had reduced the deficit.


You may also want to watch:


GB are now top of Group A after leapfrogging reigning Olympic champions Netherlands on goal difference.

Next up for Rogers and co is a meeting with Belgium on Thursday at 7pm.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus