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Australia beats Britain for field hockey bronze

London, England (Sports Network) - Australia picked up its sixth straight Olympic medal in men's field hockey after defeating Great Britain in the bronze medal match on Saturday.

The 3-1 victory gave the Aussies their second straight Olympic bronze and extended a medal streak that began following a fourth-place finish at the 1988 Seoul Games with a silver four years later. Australia has won one gold in that span, at the 2004 Athens Games.

Jamie Dwyer snapped a tie game with a goal at the 48-minute mark, while Simon Orchard and Kieran Govers also had goals.

"We put the goalkeeper under a lot of pressure and got a lot of people in the right positions inside the circle," said Dwyer. "It is something we've been concentrating on for a long time now and we got a few goals."

Australia managed as many goals as Great Britain did shots. Brit Ian Lewers scored on his only shot attempt as the hosts failed to secure their first field hockey medal in men's play since a gold at the 1988 Summer Games.

The Brits finished fifth four years ago in Beijing.

08/11 12:57:51 ET


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