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Myers scores, Bowns gets first win of Olympic Qualifiers

Myers scores, Bowns gets first win of Olympic Qualifiers

Great Britain 4-3 Romania

Great Britain started their Olympic Qualifying campaign with a 4-3 victory over Romania at the Motorpoint Arena.

Brendan Connolly scored on his debut while Scott Conway and Travis Ehrhardt also were awarded their first caps.

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Romania went ahead as Vitali Kirichenko shot high across Ben Bowns at 14:21, before GB hit back 50 seconds later as Dallas Ehrhardt's strike went in off the left-hand post (15:11).

Ehrhardt was involved in GB's second goal as his shot was saved and Robert Farmer put in the rebound for his ninth goal for his country (17:16).

Daniel Tranca's long-range blast hauled Romania level at 29:46, but GB took a two-goal lead as they scored twice in 30 seconds.

Matthew Myers produced a neat finish from close range (32:20) and Connolly converted a pass from behind the net from Ben Lake (32:50).

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Alpar Sallo reduced the deficit at 56:41 from long range through traffic but GB saw the game out for an opening-day victory.

Head coach, Pete Russell, said: "I was pleased to win the first game against what a very good team.

"They are one division below the top flight now and improving all the time.

"We played with pace and good tempo. We tried a few things that didn't come off, but overall it was a good performance."

GB return to action on Saturday when they face Estonia (6pm).

Photo Credit: Dean Woolley

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