GB Olympic dreams fade as Hungary take win
GREAT BRITAIN 4 HUNGARY 1
Britain emerged from the Winter Olympics after a 4-1 defeat against Hungary in their last qualifying game, the Hungarians are advancing at their expense.
In the end, it must not have been after encouraging victories over Romania and Estonia in previous games, but Pete Russell's men failed at Motorpoint Arena.
Ross Venus had the first chance of the night, testing Hungarian goalkeeper Miklos Rajna with a backhand effort, but Rajna covered well to set the tone.
GB was unlucky because Jonathan Phillips was refused a pad stoppage by Rajna, who showed great speed and a great threat to create a chance, but it wasn’t not the case.
There was a lot of pressure from Pete Russell's side for much of the first period, but couldn't find a way to do it during the first period.
The middle session only lasted 32 seconds when Janos Hari and Gergo Nagy merged to set up Bence Stipsicz, who made a shot from the high lunge to beat Ben Bowns for GB's goal.
Scott Conway was denied by goalkeeper with eight minutes of play per second while GB broke and caught up with the Hungarians, but the shot was unsuccessful.
The second goal came for Hungary after 31 minutes as Csanad Erdely got one from the top, but Bowns couldn't cross in time to stop it.
GB had been in this position and they just had to go back two years in their last match against Hungary in their last match to reach the World Championships, coming from two on this occasion.
The spirit of Budapest needed to be revisited and GB caused them reprisal problems, but again, Hungary was not ready to move.
It remained so for the rest of the second, but a minute after the restart, Britain was finally on the board.
A shot from Brett Perlini was saved by Rajna, but he fell on Matthew Myers, who pressed him across the goalkeeper's legs to put one on the board.
After five minutes of the last verse, Hungary restored the two-goal lead as Hard finished a sleight of hand and GB hopes, although they were not dead , were beginning to seem insecure.
Istvan Sofron added a fourth goal as the Hungarians struck GB on the counterattack and a difficult task became a little more difficult for Great Britain as the game entered its last eight minutes.
Russell withdrew Bowns in the final minutes to try to get something in the final stages, but the night belonged to Hungary, who avenged themselves of this sorrow at the World Championship for two years and kept his dream of Beijing 2022 alive. ]