GREAT BRITAIN'S women's hockey team, skippered by Maidenhead's Kate Richardson-Walsh, made in four wins out of four in Rio by beating a stubborn Japanese side 2-0 on Thursday.

​But head coach Danny Kerry admitted they were not at their best. ​ “I don't think any of us today would be satisfied with the performance," he said.

"Laura Unsworth played a mature game, Hollie Webb was also very solid and Maddie Hinch also made some important saves, but I don't think anyone will be happy with the team performance. 

"However, we've kept a clean sheet, won the game and not played that well. So looking at the big picture, we've won four group games; we're definitely in the top two, so if you'd offered us that we'd have taken it every day.”

The Bisham-based side got off to a good start by taking a fifth-minute lead when Lily Owsley's cross was deflected into the net by a Japanese defender.​

​GB​ thought they ​had doubled their ​lead early in the fourth quarter as Helen Richardson-Walsh smashed in Crista Cullen’s pass​, but the goal was disallowed for an infringement in the build up. 

​However, they did eventually make it 2-0 on 55 minutes when, as  Japan tried to clear a penalty corner, the ball ​popped up and Nicola White volleyed it in from above her head. 

​GB will be looking to complete their group games with a 100 per cent record when they take on the USA on ​Saturday at 10pm.