GB Women 3-1 Korea Women

Great Britain Women made it two wins from two matches as they beat Korea Women 3-1 in the World Championship at Dumfries Ice Bowl on Tuesday night.

Samantha Bolwell got the start in goal and made 17 saves from 18 shots, while Chrissy Newman scored twice in a player-of-the-match performance.

GB took the lead when Newman reacted first to a loose puck (5:12) as Korea were looking for a whistle.

It was 2-0 only 16 seconds later when Georgina Farman’s inch-pefect pass from behind the net found Leanne Ganney on the doorstep (5:28).

Korea hauled themselves back into the game when Jiyeon Choi raced away to score at 10:54.

Newman scored her second of the night at 37:12 as she pounced on a Korean defensive mistake.

Coach Cheryl Smith said: “They stuck to the gameplan and systems – and they put in an excellent performance.

“Korea were very quick but we managed them well and we deserved the win.
“We’ve made a good start at the tournamaent and we look forward to the rest day tomorrow with no games.

“It will be good to recharge our batteries and foucs on another massive three games to come.”

Earlier in the day, Kazakhstan defeated Poland 4-1 and Croatia were 4-2 winners over New Zealand.