Alderson-Biddulph treble keeps GB rolling
Britain's U20 coach Martin Grubb was happy to win a second victory in three games in his World Championship campaign, but said his team was "sloppy" at one point.
GB is second in the group with six points, three points behind Japan, but had to retain a determined Romania to finally win a 5-3 victory.
But Grubb was happy to see his players react after giving up a two-goal lead to take the points.
"We got off to a good start, just like we did against Lithuania, but we got sloppy and stopped doing the little things properly and got into trouble," he said. he declares.
"We talked about patience and finding a way to win whatever happened and I thought our big attacking players have intensified.
"We showed resilience and character to find a way to win despite the fact that we are not at all better.
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"These tournaments are aimed at gaining and maintaining momentum and, luckily, we did it today. We have to be better tomorrow and continue to find ways to win. "
GB went ahead after just 23 seconds when Mason Alderson Biddulph jumped on an error in the defense of Romania in the first quarter of the game.
A well-worked goal – with Austin Mitchell-King and Patrick Larkin getting the assists – saw Louis Chabot make 2-0 at 15:34, before Dragos Petrica closed the gap in the right circle at the start of the second session.
After a second broken period, the third session comes to life with four goals in just over four minutes.
Romania tied on shorthand thanks to Eduard Casanean, while Alderson Biddulph danced across the defense to put GB back a few minutes later with his second in the game.
Zsolt Reszegh carried Romania's level before Alderson Biddulph finished his hat-trick when his shot from the blue line slipped, followed by Cade Neilson scoring with a rebound six minutes from the end to conclude an impressive victory.
GB is back in action on Friday as he faces Spain at 10 a.m. (12 p.m. UK time).