NICK Catlin will play for an Olympic medal tonight as Team GB met Netherlands in the semi-final of the men’s hockey.

The former John Hampden pupil helped GB earn their place in the last four for the first time in 24 years with a tense 1-1 draw over Spain in their final group match.

A win for Spain would have taken them through ahead of Team GB but despite forcing the pace near the end of the game they couldn’t snatch a victory.

The result was GB’s third draw in the competition.

They began with a 4-1 victory over Argentina and after drawing 2-2 with South Africa added another 4-1 win against Pakistan.

That put them in prime position, but in their penultimate group game they had to battle back from 3-0 down to Australia to earn a draw, before holding off Spain to finish second.

Tonight’s semi-final is due to take place at 8pm, with the final against either Australia or Germany on Sunday at 8pm.