The British men’s U17 team won back-to-back matches in their European Games qualification group to put themselves in a great position to qualify with two days remaining.
The Brits need to finish in the top two of their five-nation group to secure a spot at the inaugural Games in Baku this summer.
And after Thursday night’s defeat to group favourites Germany, they bounced back with a morale-boosting 53-0 defeat of Latvia then backed it up with a 12-1 victory against Switzerland.
The Brits now sit third in the group, level on points with Germany and Malta who have both won their opening two matches but victory in tomorrow’s crucial game against hosts Malta would see the Brits all but qualified for the Games.
The British women’s U17 team saw qualification slip out of their own hands as they secured just one point from two close matches in Nice.
Having won their opening match against Portugal on Thursday, the Brits began Friday with an 8-8 draw with Czech Republic, surrendering a two goal lead in the final quarter.
They then suffered an agonising one-goal defeat to hosts France, playing out a dramatic 5-5 final quarter but ultimately succumbing to a 13-12 defeat.
The results leave France and Czech Republic occupying the top two spots in the group with GB needing the French to go unbeaten and beat the Czechs on Sunday.