Pakistan captain Sohail Abbas scored a last minute penalty corner goal but that did little to mask Britain's dominance and improved effectiveness throughout the Pool A match on Friday. The hosts were almost unrecognizable from the team which was held to a disappointing 2-2 draw by South Africa two days ago and handed Pakistan a 4-1 loss, courtesy goals from James Tindal, Jonty Clarke and two PC conversions from Ashley Jackson. The result opened up the pool and means the Greenshirts will have to win both of their last two games against South African and Australia to harbor any hopes of advancing.

Pakistan's Muhammad Irfan, bottom, dives to steal the ball from Britain's Robert Moore. - Photo by AP.

Asley Jackson of Britain (R) dribbles past Muhammad Irfan of Pakistan. - Photo by AFP.

A British supporter waves a British flag reading ?Team GB? from the stands. - Photo by AFP.

Britain's Glenn Kirkham, left, watches the ball during a men's hockey preliminary round match against Pakistan. - Photo by AP.

Pakistan's Fareed Ahmed, left, and Britain's Jonty Clarke vie for the ball as Britain's Ashley Jackson, back, watches, during their match. -Photo by AP.

Britain's Ashley Jackson celebrates scoring a goal against Pakistan. - Photo by AP.

Britain's Ashley Jackson, left, looks for a teammate to pass the ball to. - Photo by AP.

Pakistan's Ahmad Waseem, right, and Britain's Dan Fox vie for the ball. - Photo by AP.

Pakistan's Muhammad Rizwan defends a penalty corner against Britain. - Photo by Reuters.

Pakistan's Shakeel Abbasi (R) reacts past Britain's Alastair Wilson. - Photo by Reuters.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sits with GB Hockey president Richard Leman (L) - Photo by Reuters.

Britain's Ashley Jackson (2nd R) celebrates with his teammates after scroing a goal against Pakistan. - Photo by Reuters.

Fans wave British flags while cheering for Britain at the men's hockey preliminary match against Pakistan. - Photo by AP.

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MAK (usa)
Aug 04, 2012 02:15pm
You can say any thing but do not blame Pakistan for complacency. I watched the match. Our boys kept on trying. Let us hope they do better against S.Africa & Australia.
Saad (DXB)
Aug 04, 2012 12:19pm
It's heartbreaking to see the painful demise of Asian Hockey Giants namely Pakistan and India.. I was cheering for both of them in the hope that I may see the glorious days of Indo-Pak Hockey Glory days again. It's sad how Pakistan and India are spending Billions of Dollars on defense budgets but don't even spend a couple of hundred million dollars on any sport other than cricket. Winning silver medal is shooting is great news for India, but even that is the privilege reserved for personnel of Armed Forces. When will the common men of India or Pakistan get the opportunity to stand on the Olympic Podium Proudly representing their nations?
Aug 05, 2012 01:09am
India and Pakistan both have gone down from their glorious days.
Aug 05, 2012 04:28am
Remember is just a game win or loose no big deal it is the honest effort that count. Our boys fought heard remember the saying Girta hain Shahswar madian a jung main
Ponnuvel Madheswaran
Aug 05, 2012 03:56pm
I agree with this. Our common man is also given priority to politics, Cinema , cricket and Education. In west walking and exercise are part of their life. Our people have to change their mentality than only we can stand on Podiums.