Mixed luck for Alexander in Olympics

Former Harleston Magpie Richard Alexander has been battling for Britain this week in the hockey stadium at the Beijing Olympics.It has been mixed luck so far with Britain beating Pakistan 4-2 - the first Olympic victory over that country in 56 years - in the opening pool game but losing to Holland 1-0 yesterday.

Former Harleston Magpie Richard Alexander has been battling for Britain this week in the hockey stadium at the Beijing Olympics.

It has been mixed luck so far with Britain beating Pakistan 4-2 - the first Olympic victory over that country in 56 years - in the opening pool game but losing to Holland 1-0 yesterday.

They must now beat the teams below them in the table to stand a chance of progressing. On Tuesday they face defending champions Australia in their pool.