L1 Beat East Grinstead 2-1 In EH Championships

Investec England Hockey Championships Women’s Tier 1 Round 2 – 3 December 2017 SURBITON 2–1 EAST GRINSTEAD Scorers: Robyn Collins 12-PC, Olivia Chilton 50-PC Squad: Stephanie Addison, Georgie Twigg (Capt.), Jo Hunter, Emily Atkinson, Olivia Chilton, Natalie Maclean, Beckie Middleton, Holly Payne, Alice Sharp, Robyn Collins, Ellie Shahbo (GK). Subs: Izzy Petter (8″), Jenna Woolven (8″), Hannah Denison (12″) Umpires: Jane Hallett and Rebecca Woodcock Surbiton Ladies reached Round 3 of the Investec England Hockey Championships Tier One Competition, beating fellow Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division side East Grinstead 2-1 at Sugden Road on Sunday. The game was played in...

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Goodfield On Target As England Beat India At HWL

England Men won their first match at the Odisha Hockey World League Final tournament in Bhubaneswar, beating the hosts, India 3-2 after leading 2-0. Surbiton’s David Goodfield scored England’s first goal with Sam Ward scoring twice to move England up to second in their pool behind Germany, who drew 2-2 with Australia. England again rotated their goalkeepers, Surbiton’s Harry Gibson and George Pinner with Gibson starting in the first quarter. Gibson was called on early to make a fine save with Goodfield’s reverse stick shot going wide of the right post in the fourth minute. The first quarter ended goalless but the deadlock was broken five minutes before half time. England forced a penalty corner which was defended but a subsequent attack found Goodfield on the left of the circle. His cross ended up in the goal after being deflected by the Indian goalkeeper. England had to wait until two minutes from the end of the third quarter to double their lead. India’s Harmanpreet Singh misjudged a pass which found its way to Ward, who rounded the goalkeeper before slotting the ball home. India fought back early in the fourth quarter to level,both goals coming from penalty corners. In the 47th minute Rupinder Singh forced a save from Pinner only for Akashdeep to score from the rebound. Three minutes later, Rupinder Singh beat Pinner to make the score 2-2...

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England Men Lose World League Opener To Germany

England Men lost their opening Odisha Hockey World League Final tournament game 2-0 to Germany in Bhubaneswar. England had a good opening quarter, Mark Gleghorne forcing an early save from German goalkeeper Tobias Walter. Sam Ward also went close with a deflection from a pass from Surbiton’s David Goodfield. From the second quarter onwards, Germany started to dominate possession. Surbiton’s Harry Gibson took over from starting goalkeeper, George Pinner in the second and fourth quarters. Germany took the lead in the 19th minute, Martin Zwicker and Florian Fuchs combining for Mats Grambusch to finish with an angled shot. Seven minutes later, Christopher Rühr found the backboard after being unmarked in the England circle to double Germany’s lead. Neither side forced a penalty corner although Germany were awarded a set piece in the 39th minute, only for Liam Sanford to request a video referral to prove that the ball didn’t touch a foot in the circle. The referral was upheld. Germany were shorthanded on two occasions in the fourth quarter, Dan Nguyen receiving a second green card in the 47th minute, with Niklas Bruns seeing yellow two minutes later. With Nguyen in the sin-bin for the second time, England came close to pulling a goal back. Sam Ward came close to touching the ball from a cross into the circle. After viewing the various camera angles and blurry pictures, the...

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L1’s Robyn Collins Is In This Week’s EH Team Of The Week

Surbiton Ladies’ Robyn Collins has been included in this week’s England Hockey Team Of The Week. Collins, a Scottish international, scored both goals as Surbiton beat the University of Birmingham 2-1 to go back to the top of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division on the last weekend before the winter break. The team and the reasons for each player’s selection can be found at the England Hockey website...

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England Women Miss Out On Bronze After Korea Defeat

England Women missed out on the bronze medals at the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final tournament in Auckland after going down 1-0 to Korea on Sunday. Korea successfully frustrated England’s forwards and clinched third place with an eighth minute penalty corner conversion from Jongeun Kim. The injection was trapped and slipped left for Kim to score, with Lily Owsley immediately asking for a video referral for a perceived obstruction. No obstruction offence was seen, meaning England not only lost an early goal but also lost their right to video referral with 52 minutes still to play. Ironically Korea had used their video referral to ask for a penalty corner award, scoring from a second successive award after Seunga Park was hit by Laura Unsworth’s clearance from the first. The first half resulted in few shots, Korea having one and England two with England dominating second quarter possession but thwarted by Korea’s defensive tactics. Yesol Cha and Korean captain Youngran Kim both spent two minute spells in the sin-bin but England failed to take advantage of either power play. At the end of the first half, Korea wisely used their video referral to have England’s second penalty corner award reversed. Their luck finally ran out in the 42nd minute when they lost their right looking for an English foot during their fourth penalty corner. Early in the fourth quarter,...

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