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ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup

Mönchengladbach, Germany - July 27 - August 4, 2013
Local time is 11:57pm

England v Spain

Pool D

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
July 27th, 2013
7 Pool D 4:30pm England ENG - ESP Spain 0 - 5 (0 - 2) Final    x 2  

Goalscoring

Team Minute Player Action
ESP 5 SALVATELLA Carola FG
ESP 19 SALVATELLA Carola FG
ESP 39 MARAÑA Patricia PC
ESP 40 BONASTRE Berta FG
ESP 59 TOST Maria FG

Cards

Team Minute Player Type
ENG 35 MARTIN Hannah Green

Match Review

The last match on Pitch 2 for the day ended with a final scoreline not quite reflecting the course of the match. While Spain were the better team over stretches of the match, the difference was not five goals worth, but mostly the finishing: while Spain cleverly took advantage of their opportunities, England had a number of chances throughout the match but just couldn't make them count. Not even a penalty stroke could get the English on the scoreboard, with Josie Inverdale putting the ball just wide off the right post in the second half.

For the Spanish, Carola Salvatella built a foundation for success with two first half goals, first tapping in a long ball into the circle that snuck past several Englihs players, then finishing off a quick break.

In the second half, it was Patricia Maraña made good use of a penalty corner, quickly followed by the Iberians fourth goal when Berta Bonastre too advantage of a moment of confusion in the English defense to drive a pwrful hit into the boards from the middle of the circle. As the English grew more and more agitated, Maria Tost piled on the last goal for the final 5-0 scoreline with a straight hit from the top of the circle.

Spain thus take an important victory in pool D, in which the places in the semi-finals are expected to be most hotly contested, and England will need to recover uikly from today's disappointment to stay in the race.

Voices after match:

England coach Craig Keegan: "We stuck to our game plan. We have a very young team, it is their first experience at this level and it was tough. Our goal was playing in the Top 8. That is still achievable and we will continue to fight. 

Spanish coach Jorge Donoso Bailon: "This result is a surprise to me because England have a strong team. I think we were strong in defence and this was the key today. When we defend well, we are also attacking strong. Finishing fifth here in Mönchengladbach would be great, reaching the semi-finals would be a dream for us."

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Live Blogging
July 27th, 2013 at 10:15 am And Pitch 2 is live again at the Women's ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup: England meet Spain.
July 27th, 2013 at 10:20 am Curious goal, a long ball into the circle is missed by a number of players, until @carolsalvatella taps it in. ENG 0, ESP 1.
July 27th, 2013 at 10:33 am A quick break finds @carolsalvatella up high, and she scores her second of the day. ENG 0, ESP 2.
July 27th, 2013 at 10:40 am It's open battle between England&Spain at the ERGO Junior World Cup. Both teams have had opportunities, but Spain are more effective.
July 27th, 2013 at 10:51 am Halftime on Pitch 2 in Mönchengladbach, it's ENG 0, ESP 2, but the game is wide open.
July 27th, 2013 at 11:01 am The second half has started, it's ENG 0, ESP 2 on Pitch 2 in Mönchengladbach.
July 27th, 2013 at 11:05 am A penalty corner variation and Patricia Maraña sinks a straight hit into the bottom right corner. ENG 0, ESP 3.
July 27th, 2013 at 11:06 am @bertabonastre follows up with a powerful drive from the middle of the circle. It's ENG 0, ESP 4 with 29 minutes to go.
July 27th, 2013 at 11:19 am England are awarded a penalty stroke, but @JosieInverdale can't make it count, the ball is slightly wide. ENG 0, ESP 4.
July 27th, 2013 at 11:26 am @MariaTost piles on another goal for Spain, driving a long ball into the boards from the top of the circle. ENG 0, ESP 5.
July 27th, 2013 at 11:37 am England have a last minute penalty corner but to no avail. The mach ends ENG 0, ESP 5.
IND v AUS (Pool C) BEL v GER (Pool D)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Netherlands  NED 3 3 0 0 16 9
United States  USA 3 2 0 1 5 6
Korea  KOR 3 1 0 2 4 3
Ghana  GHA 3 0 0 3 -25 0
Pool B
Argentina  ARG 3 2 1 0 6 7
South Africa  RSA 3 1 2 0 3 5
China  CHN 3 1 1 1 -1 4
Canada  CAN 3 0 0 3 -8 0
Pool C
Australia  AUS 3 2 1 0 11 7
India  IND 3 2 0 1 6 6
New Zealand  NZL 3 1 1 1 8 4
Russia  RUS 3 0 0 3 -25 0
Pool D
Spain  ESP 3 2 1 0 8 7
England  ENG 3 2 0 1 3 6
Germany  GER 3 1 1 1 4 4
Belgium  BEL 3 0 0 3 -15 0

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