Another win for England U18 Girls

england U18 girls, July 2019 - credit gpfoto.ie

* Action from England U18 Girls at the Six Nations Tournament. Credit: gpfoto.ie

England U18 Girls 3 (0)
Spain U18 Girls 0 (0)

Three goals in an eight minute purple patch was enough for England Under-18 Girls to secure an emphatic 3-0 victory over Spain in their second match of the Six Nations Tournament in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Monday.

Chance after chance went England’s way in the first half, but it remained goalless. However, the squad continued to battle and keep their heads up.

The first goal came on 39 minutes from a penalty corner from Kitty Chapple, and the confidence boost for England resulted in more goals shortly afterwards.

Lottie Summers added to her goal in the opening match against Ireland with another in this match, firing home on 41 minutes from a crowded D by lifting the ball over the goalkeeper and into the net.

And six minutes later the third goal came from Emily Guckian in similar style to the last from a crowded D.

Head Coach Sarah Kelleher said afterwards: “The girls played some really positive hockey from the start with real belief, and they moved the ball around well and defended well.

“We knew that if we continued to play well and believe in ourselves that the reward would come eventually.

“The rest day is a good chance to recover and recalibrate and get ready for the next game against Holland on Wednesday.”

England’s Six Nations Tournament continues on Wednesday when they face hosts the Netherlands (4pm UK time).