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England shock hosts Belgium in U21 Euros opening

England Under-21 Men turned in a battling one-nil victory over hosts Belgium in their opening match at the EuroHockey Junior Nations Championship in Waterloo on Sunday afternoon.
 
East Grinstead’s Luke Taylor’s first half penalty stroke was enough to take the points in a hard-fought and tense battle in front of a partisan crowd.
 
“I’m absolutely delighted with the result,” said coach Jon Bleby. “I’m pleased that the lads put so much effort into the game and worked so hard. But there is room for improvement for our next game against Poland on Tuesday.
 
A penalty corner hit a defender on the line, resulting in Taylor’s 15th minute penalty stroke, and after that the game threatened to produce several more goals, but strong defending by both sides kept the scoreline at one-nil.
 
England will take on Poland in their next match on Tuesday (3.45pm UK time), and will need to be on their guard against a side who suffered a 3-2 defeat to France in the other pool match.

Match Schedule

Time (BST)

Match

Result

Sunday 20 July 2014

11:15

Netherlands

v

Spain

3-3

11:45

Germany

v

Austria

7-0

15:45

France

v

Poland

3-2

16:15

Belgium

v

England

0-1

Tuesday 22 July 2014

15:30

Spain

v

Austria

 

16:00

Germany

v

Netherlands

 

17:45

England

v

Poland

 

18:15

France

v

Belgium

 

Wednesday 23 July 2014

13:15

Netherlands

v

Austria

 

13:45

Spain

v

Germany

 

17:45

England

v

France

 

18:15

Belgium

v

Poland

 

Friday 25 July 2014

12:00

4A

v

4B

 

12:30

3A

v

3B

 

16:30

2A

v

2B

 

19:00

1A

v

1B

 

Saturday 26 July 2014

10:00

4A

v

3B

 

10:30

3A

v

4B

 

16:00

LSF1

v

LSF2

 

17:00

WSF1

v

WSF2

 

 

 

Team Lists

U21 Men

Name

Club

Harry Gibson (GK)

Loughborough Students

Simon Hujwan (GK)

Sheffield Hallam

Brendan Creed

Sheffield Hallam

Luke Taylor

East Grinstead

Jonty Griffiths

Loughborough Students

Liam Sanford

Wycombe

Jonny Gall

Surbiton

James Albery

Cambridge City

Rob Farrington

Loughborough Students

Joe Sharp

Beeston

Sam Spencer

Loughborough Students

David Goodfield

Sheffield Hallam

Arjan Drayton-Chana

Cannock

James Gall

Surbiton

Ben Boon

Reading

Ed Horler

Bath Buccaneers

Sam French

Birmingham University

James Simpson

Olton & West Warwicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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