Ellen White’s hat-trick wasn’t sufficient to see Nice Britain via to the semi-finals of the Olympics ladies’s soccer as they crashed out of the match with a 4-Three defeat to Australia.
After Alanna Kennedy gave the Aussies the lead, GB hit again thanks to 2 quickfire White strikes. The quarter-final went to extra-time as Sam Kerr equalised within the dying minutes.
Hege Riise’s facet have been then given a penalty within the early moments of extra-time however Caroline Weir’s effort was properly saved by Teagan Micah.
That knocked the stuffing out of GB as Australia raced to a 4-2 lead because of objectives from Mary Fowler and Kerr.
White accomplished her hat-trick within the second half of extra-time with a well-taken header however GB’s Olympic desires have been shattered as they failed to search out the equaliser.
Nice Britain began properly and Keira Walsh crashed a shot in opposition to the put up with Teagan Micah crushed however, in opposition to the run of play, Australia took the lead after 35 minutes.
Demi Stokes conceded a nook and when Arsenal’s Stephanie Catley whipped the ball in Alanna Kennedy beat Leah Williamson to move in from six yards.
However White was once more Group GB’s hero when she levelled after 57 minutes.
The Manchester City striker latched on to Lauren Hemp’s cross and glanced a fantastic header throughout Micah from eight yards.
Australia practically regained the lead three minutes later when Steph Houghton turned the ball onto her personal bar from shut vary.
However GB went forward when Australia did not clear a throw-in and White reacted quickest within the field, firing first-time into the nook regardless of Micah getting a contact.
Hemp virtually added a 3rd with an audacious long-range lob which had Micah scrambling, nevertheless it floated simply vast.
As a substitute, within the 89th minute GB hesitated fatally when the ball dropped to Kerr within the space. No person closed down the Chelsea ahead, who had on a regular basis on the planet to regular herself earlier than firing previous Ellie Roebuck from 12 yards.
In extra-time Micah did properly to tip Walsh’s deflected drive over the crossbar, and from the nook pushed White’s close-range effort vast.
GB have been gifted the prospect to take the lead once more 9 minutes into extra-time when Nikita Parris fell below a problem from her former Lyon team-mate Ellie Carpenter.
Weir stepped as much as take the penalty however Micah saved her weak effort, diving to her left.
Moments later GB have been surprised when Australia went forward, a long-range shot from Fowler taking a deflection off Lucy Bronze and flying into the highest nook.
Kerr made it 4-2 inside the primary minute of the second half, rising above Houghton to move in off the underside of the crossbar.
White pulled one again with one other header for her sixth purpose of the Video games with 5 minutes remaining, however they might not power an equaliser.