England Men fought back from 2-0 and 3-2 down to draw with Ireland in their opening match of the Four Nations Invitational Tournament in Barcelona on Thursday.

Ireland led 2-0 after Benjamin Walker opened the scoring in the fifth minute from open goal and Shane O’Donoghue converted a penalty corner in the 17th minute.

Will Calnan pulled a goal back from open play in the 20th minute and with nine minutes to play, Sam Ward’s penalty corner levelled the score at 2-2.

However, Ireland immediately retook the lead in the 52nd minute through Daragh Walsh’s open play goal and England had to wait until the dying seconds to secure a point thanks to Mark Gleghorne’s open play effort.

Surbiton’s Tom Sorsby came on as a third minute substitute with James Gall following two minutes later.

Surbiton goalkeeper, Harry Gibson stayed on the bench.

More information about the Four Nations Invitational Tournament can be found at the FIH Altius website