Great Britain’s Zach Wallace said winning the FIH Pro League would be “massive” after Paul Revington’s side returned to the top of the standings.
GB men beat Spain 3-0 on Sunday to complete a successful double header weekend after beating world champions Germany by the same scoreline.
“It would be massive,” said Wallace on what winning the global league would mean. “It’s been a long while since a GB side has won something. It’s [Pro League] not one of the major ones but winning becomes a habit.”
Against Spain, Sam Ward had a first-half goal ruled out for danger before Nick Bandurak netted his 10th goal in 14 matches with a fine double.
Spain had gone down to nine in the final quarter and in the closing stages and Spain tiring, Lee Morton reversed a superb third after a surging run on the left flank.
Two games without conceding over the weekend was also a “big focus”, according to Wallace.
GB men now have two games left against Germany and Spain in their Pro League season. More points here would leave their rivals needing to accrue winning runs to topple Revington’s in-form side.
Meanwhile, GB women scored a 4-2 victory over USA on Sunday. Charlotte Watson netted two in six minutes in a goal frenzied first-half.
Watson’s brace came as USA also netted twice in the third quarter, with four scored in six minutes.
Fiona Crackles and Sophie Hamilton had got GB off to a flyer with two in the opening nine minutes.
On the continent, Belgium men beat New Zealand 3-1 while the women’s side toppled the Black Sticks 7-0.