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Great Britain were beaten 6-2 by China in their second game at the U18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A in Heerenveen.

China, who beat Netherlands 18-0 on the opening day, went ahead through Wang Jinyan’s goal (7:10), but Ruby Newlands quickly equalised with a long-distance shot from the top of the right-circle (9:25).

Chang Yuqi on the powerplay (10:58) and Yu Xinlu (14:42) put China 3-1 ahead, before Emma Lamberton superbly stole the puck left-hand side and cut inside to fire past Peng Yiyi to reduce the the arrears (19:25).

Zhang Jiayue scored the only goal of the second period (35:22) to give China a 4-2 advantage at the intermission.

China made it two wins from two with third-period goals from Zhang Biyang (50:15) and Wang Yifan (58:08).

There are no games in the tournament tomorrow but GB return to action on Thursday against hosts Netherlands.

Great Britain: Under-18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A schedule and results
Monday 15th January – Kazakhstan 0-4 Great Britain – Newlands 2, Rees, Patrick
Tuesday 16th January – China 6-2 Great Britain – Newlands, Lamberton
Thursday 18th January – Netherlands v Great Britain – 20:00 (19:00)
Saturday 20th January – Great Britain v Latvia – 13:00 (12:00)
Sunday 21st January – Great Britain v Turkey – 13:00 (12:00)

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