Commonwealth Games Men’s Bronze Medal Match: England 3-3 New Zealand (4-2 after shootout.)

140803 bronze medal match 12England held their nerve to pick up the bronze medal with a dramatic shootout win over New Zealand. The sides had played out an entertaining 3-3 draw over 70 minutes but with Blair Hilton and Simon Child unable to convert their efforts in the shootout it was left to England’s Ashley Jackson to net the winner and give Bobby Crutchley’s side the win. Continue reading

Commonwealth Games Women’s Final: England 1-1 Australia (1-3 after shootout.)

Australia held their nerve to win the Commonwealth Games title with a dramatic shootout victory over England in Glasgow. Lily Owsley’s 48th minute strike had looked like it would be enough to give Danny Kerry’s team the win but Jodie Kenny’s leveller with seconds left on the clock took the game to a shootout which the Hockeyroos won 3-1. Continue reading

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