Great Britain U18 narrowly beaten by Poland in warm-up game

Great Britain U18 were beaten 1-0 by Poland in a warm-up game for the upcoming World Championship (Division 2A) tournament in Tallinn.

The event begins on Sunday and GB will step up their preparations this evening when they go head-to-head with Estonia.

GB, Poland and Estonia are all involved in the tournament, with Australia, Korea and Lithuania making up the six-team competition which runs from 1st to 7th April.

Liam Kirk has been named as captain of the team, with Jordan Buesa and Ben Solder picked as alternate captains.

Interim head coach, Tony Hand, said: “There were plenty of positives to take out the game and we outshot them 28-16.

“The most important thing was getting match action and working on systems in match situations.

“Poland will be the number one seed when the tournament begins and they came down from Division 1B last year.

“We put in a good performance and now it’s a case of fine-tuning a bit more during the final warm-up game with Estonia.”