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England defeat Russia to start the U21 Euros on a winning note

England U21 women got their EuroHockey Junior Nations Championship off to a great start, beating Russia 2-1 in Waterloo, Belgium, on Sunday morning.

After falling behind to an early goal by Elena Sazhina, England levelled just before the break through Clifton’s Stephanie Addison. They took the lead on 45 minutes through Canterbury ace Grace Balsdon, and held that lead to the end.

Coach Kevin Johnson said: “It was important to start the tournament with a win, which we have achieved.

“After taking a while to get into the game we began to find our rhythm and intensity and had a strong second half performance, creating several goal shots and earning a number of penalty corners. We look forward to the next game in full confidence.”

A scrappy goal gave Russia the lead, and England battled hard to get an equaliser. It finally came on 33 minutes, Addison diving to deflect home a cross from the right.

They took the lead on 45 minutes from a penalty corner, and it was Grace Balsdon who scored with a drag flick from the top of the D.

England Under-21 Women are next in action on Monday (4pm UK time) when they play Spain.

Match Schedule

Time (BST)

Match

Result

Sunday 20 July 2014

09:00

Spain

v

France

1-0

09:30

England

v

Russia

2-1

13:30

Germany

v

Czech Republic

12-1

14:00

Netherlands

v

Belgium

3-1

Monday 21 July 2014

15:30

France

v

Russia

 

16:00

England

v

Spain

 

17:45

Germany

v

Netherlands

 

18:15

Belgium

v

Czech Republic

 

Wednesday 23 July 2014

11:00

Spain

v

Russia

 

11:30

France

v

England

 

15:30

Netherlands

v

Czech Republic

 

16:00

Belgium

v

Germany

 

Thursday 24 July 2014

15:30

4A

v

4B

 

16:00

2A

v

1B

 

18:00

3A

v

3B

 

18:30

1A

v

2B

 

Saturday 26 July 2014

07:30

4A

v

3B

 

08:00

3A

v

4B

 

12:30

LSF1

v

LSF2

 

14:30

WSF1

v

WSF2

 

 

 

Team Lists

U21 Women

Name

Club

Amy Tennant (GK)

Bowdon

Grace Lawes (GK)

Reading

Olivia Chilton

Birmingham University

Stephanie Addison

Clifton

Holly Hunt

Bowdon

Rebekah Walker

Beeston

Emma Trunks

Birmingham University

Emily Defroand

Birmingham University

Kim Leiper

Loughborough Students

Hannah Martin

Birmingham University

Anna Toman

Birmingham University

Olivia Paige

Reading

Grace Balsdon

Canterbury

Joanna Leigh

Clifton

Rebecca Van Berkel

Birmingham University

Lydia Clissitt

Birmingham University

Kathryn Lane

Isca

Alice Wills

Old Loughtonians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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