Ice hockey: Great Britain 6-1 Romania

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GB romped to an easy victory in World Champions in Croatia this afternoon - setting up a gold-medal match against Ukraine tomorrow

Britain hammered Romania 6-1 in the World Championships Division 1B in Croatia.

Sheffield Steelers’ captain Jonathan Phillips set GB on the road to an emphatic victory over Romania

He scored after three minutes and was a helper on Jonathan Boxhill’s goal at 10;52.
Britain also enjoyed a 2-0 middle period, Robert Farmer and Colin Shields scoring.

Rob Dowd, back from illness, assisted on the first and another Steeler Ben O’Connor on the second.

Matthew Myers added a fifth at 48 minutes.

Ben Bowns was robbed of his shut out, when Ervin Moldovan Horvath netted a consolation with four minutes remaining.

GB had controlled the game and outshot Romania 58-11 including 23 shots in the second period.

Head coach, Pete Russell, said: "We did well out there. It wasn't pretty but we did what we had to do.

"They are such a focused bunch of guys and nothing seems to put them off their stride.

"This was a game we were expected to win and they went out and did that.

"It sets up a massive gold-medal match tomorrow and it is a game we have been building towards all week.

"It's exciting and we will now focus our attentions on Ukraine."

GB's final game against Ukraine tomorrow faces-off at 1pm in the Dom Sportova Arena (12noon UK time).