Ellis’ dream of a medal dashed after second successive defeat

BURY St Edmunds’ Matthew Ellis’ dreams of clinching a Paralympic medal have been ended following a second successive defeat in Group B of the 7-a-side football event.

Team GB’s hopes of progressing from the group were dashed this afternoon following a comprehensive 7-1 defeat to highly fancied Ukraine, the teams second loss, following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Brazil in their opening match of the Games.

Team GB will now have to settle for a place in the fifth to eighth place play-offs on Friday, following their final group game with USA on Wedenesday (4.15pm).