GB Women 4-0 Poland Women

Great Britain Women set up winner-takes-all gold-medal showdown with Kazakhstan tomorrow with a 4-0 victory over Poland Women in the World Championship (Division 2A) at Dumfries Ice Bowl.

Nicole Jackson secured a 30-shot shutout in a player-of-the-match performance as GB kept up their 100% record and made it four wins out of four.

Jodie Bloom broke free left side and made it 1-0 at 13:30 in a tight and evenly-matched first period.

Paige Henry was credited with the final touch to a goalmouth scramble (47:47), while Leanne Ganney broke away and fired top shelf off the crossbar at 55:16.

Saffron Allen found space in the slot for GB’s fourth with 10 seconds remaining (59:50).

Coach Cheryl Smith said: “It was the best game we have played this tournament.

“Everyone gave their all and it was a true team performance.

“Everybody battled for each other and it was a performance to be proud of.”

The gold-medal game between GB and Kazakhstan faces-off at 8pm tomorrow.

Three teams could still win bronze with Korea, Poland and Croatia all still in the running.

Korea against Croatia is the day’s first game (1pm), followed by Poland against New Zealand at 4:30pm.

Results on Saturday mean New Zealand were relegated to Division 2A.