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Sport in brief: 15th April 2015

Farmer grabs winner for GB

Ice Hockey: Nottingham Panthers forward Robert Farmer netted a late game-winning goal as Great Britain beat Estonia 2-1 in their World Championship Division 1B encounter in the Netherlands tomorrow.

After Monday’s dramatic 3-2 overtime victory over Croatia, Peter Russell’s men made it two wins in a row and moved to five points following Farmer’s clincher at 54.10.

After today’s rest day, Britain return to action tomorrow against Korea.

Ennis-Hill set for London return

Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill confirmed yesterday that she will return to the Olympic Stadium this summer to take part in the Anniversary Games.

The 29-year-old is synonymous with the London 2012 venue after clinching heptathlon gold on “Super Saturday,” when British teammates Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford also topped the podium.

Ennis-Hill will also take part in the Diamond League in July.

Australia set for long WC journey

Football: Asian Cup champion Australia was drawn into a far-flung qualifying group yesterday to start a long journey toward the 2018 World Cup.

Australia will play Jordan, a 7,500 mile trip, plus Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and its nearest opponent Bangladesh, a 4,350 mile journey, in the 40-team first group stage.

For security reasons, Syria and Afghanistan will play home matches in neutral countries.

England wickets fall for 399

Cricket: England lost three quick wickets yesterday on the second morning of the first Test, as the West Indies bowled out the tourists for 399 in Antigua.

Ben Stokes was first to fall, having added just eight runs to his sparkling 71 from the first evening, with nightwatchman James Tredwell and Jos Buttler close behind.

Things did not improve thereafter and England lost the remaining two wickets for a partnership of 38 runs.

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