We’re delighted that Team GB’s men’s hockey team has made it to the tournament’s semi-finals. In particular, everyone at Elms is proud to support midfielder Iain Mackay who is sponsored by Elms Stansted.
The team earned its spot in the semis with a nail-biting 1-1 draw with Spain. Team GB went ahead in the first half with a goal from Ashley Jackson. Spain levelled the score in the second period through Pau Quemada and kept up the pressure. It took a brilliant save from goalkeeper James Fair to stop Spain taking the lead. Then, with just seconds left on the clock, the umpire reversed a decision to give Spain a penalty corner.
It was a controversial end to a hard-fought match.
The British team will now play the Dutch in the semi-final at 8pm on Thursday. The other semi-final between Australia and Germany will be played earlier that afternoon.
Good luck to Iain and his teammates!