Search

EuroHockey Championships: England 3 Germany 4

PUBLISHED: 18:45 21 August 2017

England's Harry Martin and Germany's Christopher Rühr battle it out (pic Frank Uijlenbroek/England Hockey)

England's Harry Martin and Germany's Christopher Rühr battle it out (pic Frank Uijlenbroek/England Hockey)

FFU

England’s men were edged out by Germany in a seven-goal thriller during their EuroHockey Championships pool B clash in Amsterdam.

Germany raced into a two-goal lead before strikes from Mark Gleghorne, Phil Roper and Adam Dixon saw England produce a stunning comeback.

However further goals from Lukas Windfeder and Anton Boeckel pulled Germany through, with their 4-3 victory meaning England must now beat Ireland in their final pool match on Wednesday to be sure of progress to the semi-finals.

Germany immediately had England on the back foot and their captain Mats Grambusch sent them into an early lead with a thunderous strike into the top right corner, giving George Pinner no chance.

The remainder of the quarter was more evenly contested but Germany extended their lead when Niklas Wellen found space at the top of the circle with a turn and his shot squeezed into the bottom left corner past Pinner’s outstretched foot.

England were back in the game within a minute of the restart in a much improved second quarter performance as Ian Sloan won the ball in midfield before releasing Henry Weir down the left and his cut back broke to an unmarked Gleghorne who slapped hard and high into the net.

The game sparked into life in the third quarter as England came roaring back.

Firstly Brendan Creed’s early aerial ball travelled the length of the pitch to release Roper, who let the ball bounce into the area before putting it past the onrushing German goalkeeper with a first-time effort.

Immediately after England were ahead, as from a penalty corner Sam Ward fired at the right post where Dixon deflected high into the goal on his 200th international appearance to spark wild celebrations.

A flurry of German penalty corners ended the quarter and the drama was increased when they were awarded a penalty stroke which was then overturned after long deliberations from the TV umpire.

However, from another penalty corner Windfeder levelled for the Germans on the stroke of the final break and they pulled ahead after the restart as Boeckel reacted quickest to a rebound and hammered home on the reverse.

England pressed for an equaliser and in the final minute it looked like they would grab it, but Ward’s reverse stick effort was gloved away by Walter in the German goal to maintain his side’s lead and seal the win.

England face Ireland at 1:45pm UK time on Wednesday and a win will see them through to the semi-finals.

England: George Pinner, David Ames, Liam Sanford, Henry Weir, Harry Martin, Mark Gleghorne, Phil Roper, Adam Dixon, Brendan Creed, David Goodfield, David Condon, Ollie Willars, Ian Sloan, Michael Hoare, Sam Ward, Barry Middleton, Chris Griffiths. Unused sub: Harry Gibson.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent Sports News

60 minutes ago

Stones slugged it our with Bath in a feisty goalless draw at Twerton Park on Saturday where both sides had a man sent off.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

QPR boss Ian Holloway revealed he dropped Kazenga LuaLua for the 0-0 draw against Burton for failing to turn up on time for training on Friday.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

QPR maintained their unbeaten record at home in the Sky Bet Championship this season with a goalless draw against Burton at Loftus Road.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones is set to miss England’s winter Ashes after scans confirmed he has a stress fracture in his back.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Middlesex skipper Adam Voges is tipping county team-mate Steven Finn to be part of the England selection shake-up for this winter’s Ashes tour to Australia after bowling the county to the brink of first division safety in the Specsavers County Championship top flight thisweek.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Middlesex’s Steven Finn was delighted to deliver a matchwinning spell in their County Championship clash against Lancashire at Lord’s.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Former Harrow Borough youngster agrees three-month loan deal with National League club

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Forgotten England paceman Steven Finn returned his first five-wicket championship haul since April 2014 to steer Middlesex to a crucial 36-run win over Lancashire with a day to spare at Lord’s.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now