Search

England women edge past Germany

PUBLISHED: 14:37 15 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:37 15 July 2017

Emily Defroand and Maddie Hinch celebrate England's win over Germany (Rodrigo Jaramillo/England Hoockey)

Emily Defroand and Maddie Hinch celebrate England's win over Germany (Rodrigo Jaramillo/England Hoockey)

APURAFOTO - WSP

England 1 Germany 0

Maddie Hinch looks on during England's win over Germany (pic: Rodrigo Jaramillo/England Hockey)Maddie Hinch looks on during England's win over Germany (pic: Rodrigo Jaramillo/England Hockey)

A deflected goal from Jo Hunter guided England to victory over Germany in their Hockey World League Semi-Final clash in Johannesburg.

After defeat to Japan on Wednesday, England responded strongly and dominated against their German counterparts to grab a deserved win.

England’s second victory of the tournament lifts them to second in pool A ahead of their final group game against Ireland on Sunday.

Reflecting on the match, head coach Danny Kerry said: “We were exceptional at being intelligent, fast and constantly threatening.

“We limited Germany to very few opportunities and created numerous chances ourselves. The girls can be very proud of how they went about their business.”

England started well and were quick to put the German backline under pressure, as Laura Unsworth’s crashed ball into the circle was just out of Sophie Bray’s reach in the circle inside two minutes.

Germany responded strongly and were soon creating chances of their own, but a last ditch tackle from Anna Toman stopped Camile Nobis from striking at goal before Maddie Hinch saved well from Charlotte Stapenhorst just before the first break.

The second quarter saw England settle and dominate the next 15 minutes. Captain Alex Danson took a blow to the head after striking into the keeper’s pads but was able to continue, with Germany keeping out the resulting penalty corner.

Bray was charged down by Julia Ciupka in the German goal when she broke into the circle and before the half-time break she was again at her best to somehow keep out three consecutive efforts as the sides went in level at the break.

England kept up their tempo and pressure and, when Germany received two cards in a minute, camped in the German half. However they couldn’t get the breakthrough before Germany were restored to 11 players.

They broke the deadlock soon after from a penalty corner as Unsworth slapped towards the right post where Hunter was on hand to deflect high into the net as the pressure eventually told.

The match tightened up in the final 15 minutes and with time running out for Germany they elected for a kicking back, but England’s defence held firm to secure all three points.

Next up for England are Ireland in their final Pool A game on Sunday afternoon at 1pm UK time, live on BT Sport.

England: Maddie Hinch, Laura Unsworth, Giselle Ansley, Hollie Webb, Anna Toman, Sarah Haycroft, Susannah Townsend, Emily Defroand, Nicola White, Alex Danson, Sophie Bray. Subs (used): Zoe Shipperley, Shona McCallin, Jo Hunter, Hannah Martin, Lily Owsley, Grace Balsdon. Unused: Amy Tennant.

Latest Islington Sports News

Yesterday, 13:56

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been discussing various topics with Layth Yousif during his exclusive interview this week. The talented 26-year-old invited Layth to his house for an in-depth discussion on a wide-ranging number of issues as the star prepares to launch his first soccer school at the end of this month. Read on for more...

Yesterday, 01:34

West Ham United Hammers midfielder Jack Wilshere says there is far more to come from Manuel Pellegrini’s side this season.

Fri, 10:24

Wembley Stadium plays host to the second of its three NFL games of the season on Sunday and fans will be hoping that they are treated to a better game than last week’s one-sided contest between the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders.

Fri, 10:00

Finsbury Park coach Gareth Chapman says building momentum is key after sealing five consecutive league victories to start the season, writes Jacob Ranson.

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been discussing various topics with Layth Yousif during his exclusive interview this week. The talented 26-year-old invited Layth to his house for an in-depth discussion on a wide-ranging number of issues as the star prepares to launch his first soccer school at the end of this month. Read on for more...

Thu, 13:00

Islington’s John Ryder faces the biggest night of his life at the Copper Box Arena on October 27.

Thu, 08:00

New York Knicks Frank Ntilikina is excited about playing a match in London as it will give his family and friends a chance to watch him play.

Jack Wilshere has called on Arsenal to make Aaron Ramsey captain of the club rather than allow the Welsh international to leave on a free transfer.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now