England defeat Germany in Amsterdam

[img_assist|nid=2883|title=Winning smile:|desc=Jonty Clarke (12) congratulates Rob Moore on his 68th minute goal for England to defeat Germany 3-2 on July 2, 2011 (c) Andy Smith|link=node|align=right|width=250|height=314]England completed an undefeated Rabo 4-Nations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over Germany in Amsterdam.

Rob Moore scored the late winner, getting to a through pass from Mark Pearn just before German keeper Max Weinhold in the 68th minute.

Pearn had started the move himself from midfield before collecting a return pass from skipper Barry Middleton on the left and then picking out the Wimbledon forward in the circle. Pearn also had a hand in England’s first goal with a stabbed reverse-stick pass finding Alastair Brogdon who produced a fine diving chip past Weinhold’s right shoulder in the 32nd minute.

Brogdon’s goal equalised Thilo Stralkowski’s 23rd minute corner. Germany re-took the lead three minutes after half time when Oliver Korn slotted home a ball that rebounded of Nick Brothers’ pads. England’s second equaliser went to Iain Mackay, whose cross was turned into his own net by the German keeper in the 49th minute.

England coach Jason Lee said England were tying to play with a winning mentality, even though this was not a big tournament. “I think we delivered a lot of the things we were trying to achieve in the this tournament today,” he said.