|July 27th, 2013|
|7||Pool D||4:30pm||ENG - ESP||0 - 5 (0 - 2)||Final||x 2|
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."
|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.|