England’s women’s team moved one step closer to qualifying for the EuroHockey Championships semi-final with a valuable 1-1 draw against a strong German side. Initially taking the lead with a sumptuous Lily Owsley strike, England were good value for their half-time lead having limited Germany to few opportunities whilst looking a threat on the offensive.
Great Britain’s women suffered defeat away to Germany in a rain-affected match in Moenchengladbach.j The start of the match was delayed by 45 minutes because of heavy rain, and the visitors were left to rue a below par second half performance that saw Germany take a deserved victory. The opening two periods saw Britain holding
England women looked to be heading to a second successive victory over Germany when disaster struck and their fragile lead was cancelled out after a 76th minute own goal from defender Gilly Flaherty. Worse was to come when Fara Williams believed she had been fouled by Alexandra Popp only for the referee to award Germany
The opening match in the SheBelieves Cup looked to be heading for a draw between Germany and France until the 83rd minute when France failed to clear a corner and right back Leonie Maier took the opportunity to fire the ball into the net to give Germany a 1-0 win. Next up in the double header
England women worked hard to earn a 0-0 draw against old foe Germany in a pre-qualifier friendly in Duisburg this evening. Before kick off there were presentations to retiring German players Célia Šašić and Nadine Angerer both of whom have been permanent fixtures in the German side and who will be missed by all football lovers,
England Women will travel to Germany in November to play the European champions in an international friendly. Mark Sampson’s side will travel to the Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena in Duisburg for the match, which will take place on Thursday 26 November (5pm KO GMT), the first time they will have faced each other since England beat Germany in