England U23 struggle in Breda

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  • 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).


Date/time Fixture Result  
Sunday 19 July 2015
13:00 Netherlands India 1-0  
15:15 England New Zealand 2-2  
17:00 Germany China 1-3  
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
17:15 India Germany 4-4  
19:00 New Zealand China 2-1  
19:15 England Netherlands 0-5  
Wednesday, 22 July 2015  
17:00 England Germany 1-1  
17:15 Netherlands New Zealand 2-1  
19:00 India China  
Friday, 24 July 2015  
13:15 England China 0-3  
15:15 India New Zealand  
17:15 Germany Netherlands  
Saturday, 25 July 2015  
13:15 India England  
15:30 Netherlands China  
17:45 New Zealand Germany  
Sunday, 26 July 2015  




England U23 Women’s Squad


1 Amy Tennant
2 Francis Taylor
3 Laura Bevan
4 Juliette Inverdale
5 Kim Leiper
6 Lydia Macdonell
7 Alicia Caillard
8 Hayley Turner
9 Rebecca Van Berkel
10 Hannah Martin
11 Suzannah Petty
12 Olivia Paige
13 Eleanor Rayer
14 Philippa Lewis
15 Mollie Rawnsley
16 Josephine Blunt
17 Megan Crowson
19 Kate Holmes