England U23 Women aim for bronze

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England (0) 1
Kate Holmes – 47 (PC)

India (0) 0

A second-half strike from Kate Holmes proved enough for England Under-23 Women to beat India in the Six Nations Tournament on Saturday, and line up a bronze medal clash against the same opponent on Sunday.

Holmes struck with a low drag flick from the top of the D which found the bottom corner, and the team held on to take the win.

Head Coach Craig Keegan said: “It was a much deserved victory in tough conditions. India are always a tricky team as they have fantastic individual skills. Today our organisation and solid team defence enabled us to gain and maintain good periods of possession.

“In the first half in particular creating numerous opportunities, and it was pleasing to see Kate Holmes score from a short corner later in the game, but in the second half we had to withstand a little bit of pressure. We are now looking forward to playing for the Bronze medal tomorrow.

“It has been a tough tournament in a number of ways, but testament to the players’ commitment that they have put themselves in a position to play for a medal.

England’s bronze medal clash with India is tomorrow, Sunday, 6 July, at 12noon (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

0-1

 

15:30

Netherlands

China

 

17:45

New Zealand

Germany

2-1

 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

 

11:15

New Zealand

Germany

 

13:00

India

England

 

13:30

Netherlands

China

 

 

 

 

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