England U23 Men draw with India

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England (1) 1
Luke Taylor – 11 (PC)

India (1) 1
Nilakanta Sharma – 11 (FG)

England Under-23 Men fought out a thrilling 1-1 draw with India in their penultimate match of the Six Nations Tournament in Breda, The Netherlands, on Friday afternoon.

Luke Taylor smashed home England’s goal on 11 minutes to put them into the lead, pouncing on a rebound at a penalty corner which was given after an Indian foot touched the ball in the circle.

But just a few seconds later India pulled themselves level with Nilakanta Sharma scoring from open play to negate England’s goal.

“It was a really exciting game from first to last whistle and a much improved performance from the New Zealand game,” said Head Coach Jon Bleby. “Overall it was a strong team performance with some excellent individual performances too.

“For periods of the game we looked indomitable but huge credit to India, they really pushed us hard. As with our previous games we will reflect on the key lessons learned to take home and improve on.

“Our focus now turns 100 per cent towards tomorrow’s game when we will come out fighting hard again.”

England take on India again in the 3rd versus fourth match on Saturday, starting at 2.15pm (GMT).

 

Date/time

Fixture

Result

 

Saturday 18 July 2015

 

15:00

India

Germany

3-0

 

15:15

Belgium

England

0-4

 

17:00

New Zealand

Netherlands

0-0

 

Sunday 19 July 2015

15:00

Netherlands

Belgium

3-3

 

17:15

India

New Zealand

3-0

 

19:00

England

Germany

2-3

 

 Tuesday, 21 July 2015

13:00

New Zealand

Germany

3-5

 

15:00

Netherlands

England

1-1

 

17:00

Belgium

India

3-1

 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

 

11:00

New Zealand

England

3-3

 

13:00

India

Netherlands

1-2

 

15:00

Belgium

Germany

3-2

 

Friday, 24 July 2015

 

15:00

New Zealand

Belgium

1-4

 

17:00

England

India

1-1

 

19:00

Netherlands

Germany

0-3

 

Saturday, 25 July 2015

 

13:00

6

5

 

15:15

India

England

 

17:30

2

1

 

 

 

England U23 Men’s Squad

 

No

Name

1

Harry

Gibson (GK)

2

Christopher

Wyver (GK)

4

Robert

Gleeson

5

Jonathan

Griffiths

6

James

Albery

7

James

Simpson

8

William

Calnan

10

Benjamin

Boon

11

Daniel

Faulkner

12

Luke

Taylor

13

David

Goodfield

14

Robert

Farrington

15

Samuel

Hatherley

16

Christopher

Proctor

17

Brendan

Creed

18

Liam

Sanford

20

Edward

Horler

21

John

Clee