MATCH REPORT: Great Britain’s Women overcome early Australia challenge to take series

Great Britain went into the third Women’s test against Australia knowing that victory would see them clinch the series.

The first 2 heats were shared before Australia, through Lucy Millikin and Miriam Thompson, went ahead with a 6-4 over Macie Schmidt and Laura Watson.

Lauren Jacobs and Charlie-Jane Herbert then scored maximum points over Emily Makepeace and Harleigh Rochester in heat 4 to give GB the lead, before Australia regained the lead with a 7-2 by Kayleigh Clarke and Letitia Collins over Lauren Hookway, following a gate exclusion for Chloe Pearce.

Following a shared heat 6, GB reduced the lead to 1 point in heat 7 with a 6-4. The next 2 heats were shared, until GB regained the lead with a 6-4 after the break in heat 10 and held on to it to win by 93-85, despite the credible efforts from Australia, wrapping up the 5 round series after three rounds.

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Cover photo by Terry Scriven.