- Clinical China make the most of their chances to win 3-0
- England struggle to make penalty corners count in Six Nations Tournament
- India up next for England in Six Nations Tournament in Breda
Despite having a high number of penalty corners, England Under-23 Women struggled to convert their chances and went down 3-0 to a clinical China side in the Six Nations Tournament in Breda, The Netherlands, on Friday.
China took the lead after 16 minutes from open play through Qui Guo, and then doubled their lead on 23 minutes, Zengyu Cong scoring this time.
England continued to enjoyed periods of good play and domination but again they couldn’t convert them, and instead China extended their lead with Bingseng Gu scoring another open play goal on 54 minutes.
“It’s a very disappointing scoreline after such a positive performance,” said Head Coach Craig Keegan. “We controlled the match for long periods with quality possession creating numerous corners and open play chances, only to be let down by small lapses in concentration when their direct counter-attacking style of play got the better of us. We are now very much looking forward to India tomorrow after such a positive performance.”
England (0) 0
China (2) 3
Qui Guo – 16 (FG)
Zengyu Cong – 23 (FG)
Bingsneg Gu – 54 (FG)
India provide the opposition for England Under-23 Women in their next match on Saturday, starting at 12.15pm (GMT).
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