BASINGSTOKE'S Emily Harris played her part as Great Britain under-18 Women won their first ever medal at a World Championships.

Forward Harris, who plays for Bracknell, helped GB to bronze in the tournament held in Dumfries Ice Bowl in Scotland.

It did start well as they lost the opening game 2-1 in overtime to Poland and then lost to eventual gold medal winners France 3-0.

After a rest day, the GB under-18 Women produced one of the best performances in their history as they beat the top seeds Norway 1-0 after a penalty shoot-out.

Netminder Ella Howard secured a 48-shot shut-out and was named as player of the game.

Four periods of hockey failed to split the teams and nor could the round robin penalty shots, so it all came down to sudden death to separate the sides and Chloe Riley scored the winner.

This moved GB up to fourth in the group table after three matches.

Game number four saw another nail biting game, which saw GB beat China 1-0

Netminder Ella Howard secured her second successive shut-out making 19 saves, while Ellie Wakeling scored the only goal of the game.

This set up the chance to win bronze against the Netherlands as long as they won in regulation time.

This they were able to do with a 4-2 success over the Dutch.

France won the gold medal and Norway the silver.