Surbiton’s Luke Taylor was on target for the second time in as many games as Great Britain drew 3-3 with Germany in game two of a three game series in Mannheim.
Former Surbiton player, Liam Ansell opened the scoring in the 11th minute from open play with Taylor doubling the lead with a penalty corner conversion seven minutes later.
Great Britain led 2-0 at half time, but Germany fought back in the third quarter to level with two goals in two minutes. Mats Grambusch reduced the deficit in the 35th minute with Marco Miltkau equalising a minute later.
Adam Dixon restored Great Britain’s lead in the 48th minute, but it was Grambusch who salvaged a draw five minutes from time.
Surbiton goalkeeper, Harry Gibson replaced George Pinner in goal at half time, with Taylor, Chris Grassick, Alan Forsyth and Brendan Creed all in the GB starting line-up. James Gall came on as a substitute and David Goodfield was rested as Head Coach Bobby Crutchley shuffled the pack.
After the game, Crutchley said, “This was a much better performance tonight. We started strongly, we were tighter defensively and looked more purposeful and threatening in attack.”
Crutchley added, “Third quarter was disappointing, but overall this was a performance with much more intensity and I thought we could have snatched the win in the dying minutes.”
The final game is on Thursday at 9 am GMT.
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