22 February 2020
Double defeat for GB in Quad Nations
Great Britain fell to defeat twice on the second day of action at the 2020 Quad Nations in Leicester.
It was a day packed with drama at the Morningside Arena as the hosts were once again taken to over-time while the USA continued their perfect record at the tournament to book their place in the final.
In their first match of the day, GB encountered an Australian side who were looking for their first win of the competition.
Paul Shaw’s team edged the world number ones after the first quarter, leading 15-14, but the Aussies fought back to be in front 30-27 at the break.
GB continued to press and clawed themselves back into the contest, reducing the deficit to 42-40 after the third quarter before the scores were level at 53-53 at full-time.
However, the hosts suffered their second loss in over-time in the tournament as the reigning Paralympic champions recorded their first win of the competition beating GB 58-57.
Knowing that they would have to play in the second and third place play-off, GB were able to mix it up more in their match against the USA.
After the first quarter, GB found themselves three tries behind and that increased to four at the halfway points as USA led 28-24.
The 2018 champions pulled further ahead in the third quarter, but GB kept fighting and the contest ended with the USA securing a 55-50 victory.
GB will face Australia in the second and third place play-off to see who will play USA in the final.
Photo credit: Megumi Masuda
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