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Yesterday’s scoring drought was replaced by a flood of goals rattling the backboards as the top teams in Pool B exerted their authority on day four of the women’s Samsung Hockey World Cup Qualifier in Rome.
The scoring heavens opened during today’s matches, with yesterday’s struggles in front of the net replaced by a procession of 20 goals with the trio of leading teams swamping the defences of their opponents.
England were the day’s big winners on the scoreboard and the points table, with a 10-goal thrashing of France not only giving them a third straight win but also elevating them above Japan on the Pool A points table on goal difference.
The result of the match was never in doubt, with
The second half became a scoring torrent, as
Helen Grant and Lucilla Wright scored doubles as
Japan were equally impressive in their disposal of Scotland, with another complete performance also giving them a third straight win and a maximum nine points in the tournament.
Kaori Chiba and Tomomi Komori continue to lead the Japanese strike line, with the pair scoring again today to move to the equal top spot on the goal scorers list.
However a win against
In the final match on day four,
It’s Pool B’s turn to show their wares tomorrow, with
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