England through to World Cup quarter-finals

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Goals from Lily Owsley and Sophie Bray guided England to a 2-0 win over Korea to progress to the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup quarter-finals.

England will now face the world number one side the Netherlands on Thursday night at 8.15pm in front of another sell out crowd of 10,000 at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

The hosts took the lead after nine minutes when Bray pounced on a rebound and Owsley secured the win two minutes from time when she rolled into an empty net.

After the game goal scorer Lily Owsley said: “We had belief that the next goal would come, we were creating chances and I didn’t feel we were going to concede and that the next goal was coming for us.

“I’m thrilled with the win. These tournaments are all about momentum and we are unbeaten and have back to back wins now going into the quarter-finals.

“I’m so excited, nobody is pretending we aren’t underdogs against the Netherlands but number one versus number two in the world in front of 10,000 people. Anything can happen.”

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will once again be a total sell-out with over 10,000 fans heading to watch England take on the Netherlands. Fans can also watch the match for free at Fan Central on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and experience the biggest women’s sporting event in the country this year.

Courtesy of England Hockey

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