Great Britain’s Olympic dream ended as Hungary progress to the next stage

Great Britain missed out on a place at the final qualifying for the 2022 Winter Olympics as they were beaten 4-1 by Hungary on Sunday.

Hungary now go to Latvia – one of three final-stage groups – as GB finished second with two wins from their three matches.

Bence Stipsicz, Csanad Erdely, Janos Hari and Istvan Sofron scored for Hungary, while Matthew Myers grabbed GB’s consolation.

Head coach, Pete Russell, said: “We gave it everything we had and we dominated at times. But credit to Hungary they played a great game and they were excellent defensively.

“We have a lot to be proud of and I have to make a special mention for our supporters. We had some fantastic support, the backing these past few days has been unbelievable.

“The fans deserved to see us go through but it wasn’t to be and we now turn our attentions to the World Championship.