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Hockeyroos beat Great Britain 4-2 in FIH

The Hockeyroos have scored three goals in five minutes in the second quarter to beat Great Britain 4-2 in the FIH Pro League in London.

Maddy Fitzpatrick and Brooke Peris scored in the 18th minute before Jane Caxton added another five minutes later and Mariah Williams' 37th minute goal all but assured Australia of victory at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Sunday.

Britain's Hollie Pearne-Webb and Tessa Howard pulled back goals in the 43rd and 53rd minutes, respectively, but it was not enough for an unlikely comeback.

The hosts had more shots than the Hockeyroos (14-10) but the visitors proved more clinical in the circle.

The victory on Sunday keeps Australia in the third place in the Pro League standings on 27 points, while Britain remain in seventh on 11 points.

Argentina lead on 35 points, while the Netherlands are two points back with a game in hand.

Britain dominated the first quarter, leading to the Hockeyroos making two referrals, one incorrect, in the first 10 minutes.

The hosts literally drew first blood with Australia defender Edwina Ball needing treatment in the 11th minute after a ball to the face left her bleeding from a cut below the eye.

The visitors then went on the offensive and broke through thanks to Fitzpatrick converting an 18th minute penalty corner with a drag-flick into the net.

Brooke Peris then stole possession on the halfway line and chipped in to double their lead just 14 seconds later.

Five minutes later Claxton added a third off a deflection from a Great Britain stick.

The hosts seemed set for a thrashing after Williams' sweetly-struck reverse shot found the back of the net in the 37th minute to make it 4-0.

Britain managed to pull one back after Hockeyroos keeper Jocelyn Bartram bundled a save into the path of Pearne-Webb, who scored in the 43rd minute.

They tried to mount a comeback but only managed to convert one of four last-quarter penalty corners with Howard's 53rd-minute strike.

The Hockeyroos next play fourth-place Germany on Sunday night at Krefeld.

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