Great Britain started its Olympic journey with a comfortable 2-0 win over Chile in Sapporo.
Ellen White started the tournament as she intended, scoring on both sides of the half after previously being denied a goal after being offside. Lauren Hemp and Kim Little also impressed while GB controlled the game in midfield.
Hege Riise’s team are facing bigger challenges against Japan and Canada, but will go into these games with more confidence because of this result and performance.
Here’s a look at how each of the GB players fared …
Ellie Roebuck (TW) 6/10: Largely spectator and will be tested more in the upcoming games.
Lucy Bronze (RB) 7/10: Given GB’s dominance, she didn’t have much defensive work and it was her two flanks that scored the two goals.
Steph Houghton (CB) 6/10: Always in control at the back. In the second half, he purposely pushed the ball forward from the defense.
Millie Bright (CB) 6/10: Another who will face much tougher challenges.
Rachel Daley (LB) 7/10: Not her usual club-level position, but the Houston Dash came forward mostly in the second half.
Kim Little (CM) 8/10: Worked as the advanced of the midfield three and was always eager to make a difference. Probably could have scored a goal myself but hesitated at the crucial moment.
Keira Walsh (CM) 7/10: Controlled the game as the deep lying playmaker of GB and showed excellent passing latitude.
Caroline Weir (CM) 7/10: Strong performance by the Scotsman in midfield, with excellent teamwork that kept Chile at a distance.
Georgia Stanway (RW) 7/10: Performed well and created opportunities.
Ellen White (ST) 8/10: Ruled out an early attempt for being offside, but was rewarded with two poaching goals for her persistence. Ruled out an earlier attempt because of offside.
Lauren Hemp (LW) 7/10: Enjoyed a very lively first half on the left side and was a constant source of danger, even kept the ball alive for the early goal with a courageous header on the far post. But it was switched to the right in the second half and was significantly less effective.
Nikita Parris (RW) 6/10: Involved in the second goal shortly after he got off the bench.
Sophie Ingle (CM) 6/10: His job is to keep things going in midfield and to fend off any threats of a Chilean comeback.
Jill Scott (CM) N / A: Came off the bench in stoppage time.
Ella Toone (LW) N / A: Another replacement for the follow-up time.
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