GREAT BRITAIN U20S 2-5 ESTONIA U20S

Great Britain U20s were beaten 5-2 by Estonia U20s in their third game at the Under-20 World Championship Division II Group A.

GB have now won one and lost two of their three matches, after an opening-day 6-4 defeat by Lithuania U20s was followed by a 13-1 thrashing of Korea U20s.

Estonia took the lead on the powerplay 51 seconds before the end of the first period through Artemi Aleksandrov (19:51).

A second powerplay goal saw GB fall 2-0 behind with Kristofer Jogi on target at 24:19.

Britain hit back within two minutes as Liam Kirk scored his second goal of the tournament (26:06), but Fabian Hast netted at 32:42 to ensure Estonia had a 3-1 second-period lead.

Kirk scored his second goal of the night at 42:28 to make it a one-goal game, but Estonia scored twice in four minutes to wrap the game up.

Rasmus Kiik’s goal at 48:49 was followed by Artemi Aleksandrov netting at 52:14 to complete Estonia’s third win of the tournament.

GB return to action tomorrow (Thursday) when they face Romania U20s with a 4:30pm face-off (2:30pm UK time).

The match is live on FreeSports with commentary from Aaron Murphy and Paul Adey.

FreeSports is available free on Sky Channel 422, Virgin Media Channel 553, on Channel 64 on Freeview and BT and on Freesat Channel 252.