IMHA World Cup - Barcelona 050s Men Report v Wales

England Masters Over 50s Men

Match 1 – Fri 27 July vs Wales

England Mens O50s continued their winning ways with a hard fought scrappy win against Argentina at the Olympic Hockey Stadium. Rob Hill who played in the 1992 Olympics at this venue opened up the scoring with a good drag flick. England then created a number of chances but were unable to add to the score due to strong defensive plays from the opposition and a bit of inaccuracy with the final pass.

The game became a bit scrappy with Argentina looking for a 1 on 1 situation against our defensive by throwing large aerials to a lone forward.

England settled the nerves with a second goal from Jeff Longden.

It remained two nil going into half time. The team were disappointed with themselves and collectively set about raising the standards in the second half. Rob Hill added another from a short corner, Kevin Miller got a another great deflection from a great Pendle cross. Pendle bagged one himself and Jeff Longden converted a stroke after the keeper fouled a forward bearing down on him. Miller than added the final goal for a 7-0 win which was hard work

England saw out the last few minutes well as a couple of injuries were picked up. With a rest day tomorrow we have time for them to be treated ready for the pool decider with France on Monday. Both teams have qualified for the quarter finals but both want to finish top to try and avoid playing Australia

Squad

Plastow, Stoneley, Spooner, Hill, Stokes, Gillett, Von Der Hyde, Camilleri, Phillips, Cooper, Langley, Jones, Watson, Longden, Pendle, Nash, Miller

Manager – Ollerenshaw

Coach - Dixon