Commonwealth Games Women’s Pool B: Scotland 1-2 England.

Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014Goals from Alex Danson and Susannah Townsend sent England through to the Commonwealth Games semi-finals but they were made to sweat on the win by a determined and spirited performance from Scotland. Roared on by the home crowd, the  side ranked 16th in the world gave their illustrious old enemy a torrid time with an excellent second half but a combination of Maddie Hinch in the England goal and the home side’s failure to make their chances count meant they came up short, losing 2-1.

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Commonwealth Games Men’s Pool B: England 1-2 New Zealand.

Simon Child’s splendid strike two minutes from time condemned England to a 2-1 defeat in a close fought game against New Zealand in Glasgow. With both sides unbeaten and favourites to progress to the semi-finals the match was all about securing the all-important top spot in the pool and avoiding a clash with world champions Australia. Continue reading

Commonwealth Games Women’s Pool B: England 2-0 Wales.

England got off to a winning start in their Commonwealth Games Campaign but were made to work hard by a stubborn display from Wales. Goals in each half from Alex Danson and Nicola White were enough to give Danny Kerry’s team the win but their familiar struggle with converting penalty corners reared its head once again as they bagged just one penalty corner goal from ten attempts. Continue reading