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Heartbreak for Great Britain and Giants’ Scott Conway after brave comeback against Norway

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So near: Scott Conway insists Great Britain deserved more after coming up short. Credit: Darren Kidd / Press Eye

So near: Scott Conway insists Great Britain deserved more after coming up short. Credit: Darren Kidd / Press Eye

So near: Scott Conway insists Great Britain deserved more after coming up short. Credit: Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Great Britain centre Scott Conway admits they were left devastated after coming up just short of an incredible comeback win against Norway at the World Championships in Finland.

GB had trailed 3-0 to the Scandinavians with just over seven minutes remaining in their second Group B game after a first period goal from Andreas Klavestad and then a powerplay double from captain Mathis Olimb.

But, in dramatic fashion, they fought back with three goals in just over three minutes as Robert Dowd, Brett Perlini and Mark Richardson strikes forced overtime and then a shoot-out.

But despite Conway finding the net with his shot, Mathias Trettenes and Michael Haga both scored for Norway to claim the extra point in a 4-3 win and dash GB hopes of a shock victory.

It’s still a vital point in their bid to avoid finishing bottom and being relegated, with GB seventh in their group of eight, but Conway admits they wanted more.

“We had our chances and we could have had those bounces but they just didn’t go our way,” lamented the Belfast Giants star.

“We switched the lines around halfway through and guys were working well together — a good play from the coaches.

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“After the first goal we had momentum, we knew we could score, we wouldn’t back down. The guys were on a high going into overtime and we thought we had it but we came up just short.”

GB are next in action tomorrow when they take on powerhouses Sweden (6.20pm UK).


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