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Sunday, December 20, 2009

GB Women: Gruelling Schedule Takes Its Toll

GREAT Britain women finished their Stadtwerk Cup campaign in Switzerland exhausted after a gruelling match schedule took its toll on the squad.

Already missing several key players, the squad faced three 40-minute games a day over two days against some top club opposition from Germany and Switzerland.

After securing one win in their three Saturday matches, GB went into the second day under-strength and stretched to the limit – but they lost none of their trademark bulldog determination.

After beating German Bundesliga outfit Sindelfingen by one goal in their final Saturday match, GB lost out 13-24 to the same opponents, with many of the squad’s less experienced players featuring in the team.

Their second match was against Goppingen, and an exhausted team lost out 8-24.

However, they dug deep and drew 15-15 with Swiss team Bruhl in their final match, despite being without Holly Lam-Moores, Jeanett Andersen or Shila Casey who had battled so well in the previous five tournament matches.

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