Great Britain Men with first win in qualification competition

Great Britain’s Steve Larsson, scored his 13th and final goal with 2 seconds left to propel Great Britain to a 33-32 victory over Bulgaria. The game winner was the first time Great Britain had led in the match. The victory is a milestone in that it is Great Britain Men’s first win in a World Championship or European Championship Qualification match.

The win was a positive finish to a disappointing tournament, though, as Great Britain lost to tourney winner’s Estonia (35-26) and runners up Cyprus (24-16). Britain had hoped to win the tournament and qualify for the next round of tougher competition as a prelude to the 2012 Olympics. Failing to do so will mean that they will have to be content with International Friendlies for the foreseeable future.

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