Great Britain’s women’s hockey team lost out to the Netherlands in dramatic fashion after conceding a late goal in their penultimate FIH Pro League fixture.

Great Britain had two goals disallowed before the world champions stepped up to score with just 90 seconds remaining to secure the visitors a 1-0 victory at London’s Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

"I told the girls we need to hurt still from that one, and not just be pleased we played well for the majority,” Head Coach Mark Hager told BBC Sport.

"I was pleased we had some bite in our attack. When we last played them, we just defended, so that was pleasing."

Elsewhere, Great Britain’s men secured a point in their match against the Netherlands as a last minute Alan Forsyth goal earned a 2-2 draw, before the Dutch sealed the extra point in a 4-3 shootout victory.

This weekend sees both teams play their final matches of this year’s FIH Pro League in a double-header fixture versus New Zealand at The Stoop, home of Premiership rugby team Harlequins RFC.

Deignan wins Women’s Tour

Lizzie Deignan has secured the overall victory in the Women’s Tour event to claim her first title returning to cycling after the birth of her daughter.

The Commonwealth road race champion from Glasgow 2014 finished just two seconds ahead of runner-up Kasia Niewiadoma to re-claim the Women’s Tour title, having previously won the event in 2016.

"I never expected coming into this race that I would win it overall, so I'm really happy,” Deignan told BBC Sport.

"It was completely beyond my expectations, I really thought that I would struggle, it's my first stage race in a very long time. I guess my old lady strength came in at the end."


England lose out in women’s sevens final

England’s women’s rugby sevens team were denied victory in the Challenge Trophy final, losing 27-10 to Fiji.

Playing in the final of the Biarritz 7s tournament, England struck early to score the opening try but were pegged back by the on-form Fijians.

The match marked the final England appearance for Claire Allan, who was part of last year’s Commonwealth bronze medal-winning side at the Gold Coast Games, after she announced her retirement.