Great Britain’s Women’s Under 18’s head coach Cheryl Smith was delighted to see her team’s efforts pay off as they dug out a 1-0 win over South Korea.
Emily Harris was on target again as GB made up for their opening day overtime loss to China to claim the points in this game in Katowice.
“I was so pleased to see the way we stuck at it and persevered,” Smith said post game. “After the disappointment of letting the lead slip yesterday, it was important the girls went into the game with the right attitude.
“They all worked so hard and saw off a lot of penalties and the coaching staff were very impressed with that.
“Of course, it would have been nice for it to be a little more comfortable but we showed great character to grind out the win.”
Harris bagged her third goal of the tournament while netminder Ella Howard secured a 26-shot shutout.
HIGHLIGHTS: GB take late win over South Korea
GB were outshot 9-7 in the first period but Chloe Headland and Harris came close to opening the scoring on the powerplay.
Britain controlled most of the second session as Headland and Grace Garbett were denied by Huh Eun-Bee, while Harris saw her shot saved as the period came to a close.
At the other end, Ella Howard had to be sharp as GB killed-off three successive penalties.
In period three, Harris broke clear from the blueline, but her low shot was saved by Eun-Bee, but she scored the game-winner with a one-time shot after a great pass by Garbett.
After tomorrow’s rest day, GB return to action on Sunday when they face Norway U18 Women at 3:30pm UK time.
In the day’s other games, China secured another overtime victory in defeating Norway 2-1 in their meeting, while Austria also waited until overtime to overcome hosts Poland in a 2-1 win.