[img_assist|nid=5698|title=Hat-trick hero|desc=Roderick Weusthof celebrates a goal on the way to his hat-trick in Netherlands record-equalling 9-2 win - hockeyimages.co.uk|link=node|align=right|width=220|height=146]LONDON, August 9 – Great Britain crashed to their equal worst Olympic Games hockey defeat losing 9-2 to the Netherlands.
The Dutch, however, will go into the gold medal game against Germany with serious injury problems. Klass Vermulen has a broken collarbone from a collision with Glenn Kirkham and will not be fit. Corner ace Mink van der Weerden was hit on the foot by a Matt Daly hit and will have a scan tomorrow.
The Dutch were always ahead in the game after taking the lead through a Rodrick Weutshof PC in the ninth minute. Weusthof added a second six minutes later, officially an open play goal but coming from a mis-executed corner.