Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 30 - 11, 2012

GBR V PAK ( Pool A ) Olympic Games London 2012

4 - 1

Match Review GBR - PAK 4-1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GBR 4 20 TINDALL James FG 1 - 0
GBR 26 12 CLARKE Jonty FG 2 - 0
GBR 50 7 JACKSON Ashley PC 3 - 0
GBR 67 7 JACKSON Ashley PC 4 - 0
PAK 70 11 ABBAS Sohail PC 4 - 1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
PAK 18 7 WAQAS Muhammad G
PAK 19 11 ABBAS Sohail G
GBR 24 13 MOORE Rob G
GBR 34 7 JACKSON Ashley Y
GBR 53 14 HAWES Ben G



DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 TAYLOR Simon
Umpire 2 SERVETTO Marcelo
Reserve Umpire BLASCH Christian
Judge 1 CORNOFSKY Larry
Judge 2 BRACA Guido
Technical Officer DEVADAS Mathavan

Ashley Jackson produced a master-class to help propel Great Britain into a strong position in Group B with an all round display of class and guile. His two corner goals capped a performance around the field that blew Pakistan away, his turn of pace creating a string of problems.

James Tindall got Britain off to the flyer when Harry Martin got through down the right. His cross-shot was just about intercepted by Imran Shah but he could not get enough on it to escape the lurking Tindall who latched onto the loose ball and slammed home from a tight angle on the reverse. Jackson almost had a second soon after only to see Rashid Mehmood brilliantly take the ball out of the top corner in the fifth minute as the hosts started brilliantly.

The half’s main talking point, though, was a bizarre green card situation. Muhammad Waqas was green carded but Pakistan ended up with eleven still on the pitch that umpire Marcelo Servetto spotted soon after. Sohail Abbas was made to join Waqas on the sideline for the technical foul.

Pakistan did come back into the tie but GB extended their lead in pristine fashion. Jackson cut in from the right wing with an exquisite turn before laying off to Nick Catlin running diagonally to the right. His movement opened space to square into the path of Jonty Clarke to gleefully finish off. 

After an initial Pakistan burst, the second half proved a more languid affair as Jackson netted penalty corner flicks in the 50th and 67th minutes – the first was a low bullet the second hitting the rafters of the goal. Sohail Abbas did get one back, his 347th international goal, in the final seconds but James Fair denied a couple of earlier efforts just after the break which could have put the game in the balance.

It elevates Britain to seven points; only second to Australia in the pool rankings on goal difference while Pakistan remain on four points in third place.

  • Match 16
  • Date Fri, 3 Aug 2012
  • Time 16:00
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue

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