England U23 Women downed by China

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England (0) 0

China (2) 3
Qui Guo – 16 (FG)
Zengyu Cong – 23 (FG)
Bingsneg Gu – 54 (FG)

DESPITE having a high number of penalty corners, England Under-23 Women struggled to convert their chances and went down 3-0 to a clinical China side in the Six Nations Tournament in Breda, The Netherlands, on Friday.

China took the lead after 16 minutes from open play through Qui Guo, and then doubled their lead on 23 minutes, Zengyu Cong scoring this time.

England continued to enjoyed periods of good play and domination but again they couldn’t convert them, and instead China extended their lead with Bingseng Gu scoring another open play goal on 54 minutes.

“It’s a very disappointing scoreline after such a positive performance,” said Head Coach Craig Keegan. “We controlled the match for long periods with quality possession creating numerous corners and open play chances, only to be let down by small lapses in concentration when their direct counter-attacking style of play got the better of us.

“We are now very much looking forward to India tomorrow after such a positive performance.”

India provide the opposition for England Under-23 Women in their next match on Saturday, starting at 12.15pm (GMT).

 

 

Date/time

Fixture

Result

 

Sunday 19 July 2015

13:00

Netherlands

India

1-0

 

15:15

England

New Zealand

2-2

 

17:00

Germany

China

1-3

 

 Tuesday, 21 July 2015

17:15

India

Germany

4-4

 

19:00

New Zealand

China

2-1

 

19:15

England

Netherlands

0-5

 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

 

17:00

England

Germany

1-1

 

17:15

Netherlands

New Zealand

2-1

 

19:00

India

China

 

Friday, 24 July 2015

 

13:15

England

China

0-3

 

15:15

India

New Zealand

 

17:15

Germany

Netherlands

 

Saturday, 25 July 2015

 

13:15

India

England

 

15:30

Netherlands

China

 

17:45

New Zealand

Germany

 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

 

11:15

 

 

 

13:00

 

 

 

13:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

England U23 Women’s Squad

 

1

Amy

Tennant

2

Francis

Taylor

3

Laura

Bevan

4

Juliette

Inverdale

5

Kim

Leiper

6

Lydia

Macdonell

7

Alicia

Caillard

8

Hayley

Turner

9

Rebecca

Van Berkel

10

Hannah

Martin

11

Suzannah

Petty

12

Olivia

Paige

13

Eleanor

Rayer

14

Philippa

Lewis

15

Mollie

Rawnsley

16

Josephine

Blunt

17

Megan

Crowson

19

Kate

Holmes