European Bronze for England's Women

England’s women are once again European bronze medallists after beating Spain for the third European Championships in a row. 

A goal in either half from Chloe Rogers and captain Kate Walsh won it for England who held on well after Silvia Munoz’ goal with just over ten minutes remaining.

It was a game in which England looked comfortable for the most part but knowing the danger that Spain possessed, England were never fully in control.

Leicester’s Chloe Rogers settled English nerves early on with a well converted penalty corner after just seven minutes.  When the ball arrived at the top of the circle from the push it was slipped left through Kate Walsh to Rogers and she made no mistake with a well placed strike into the bottom left corner to give England the lead.

Eight minutes into the second half Alex Danson was tripped inside the circle and Kate Walsh stepped up to coolly extend England’s lead with a well placed penalty inside the left post, just above the backboard.

Not long after, Spain broke through the middle of the park, attacking England at pace. Entering the top of the England circle, Nuria Camon drew the defence before slipping the ball left for the waiting Silvia Munoz to pull a goal back for Spain; 2-1 with a little over ten minutes remaining but England held on to secure Bronze.

You can read the full match report at www.englandhockey.co.uk/eurowomen or by clicking on the link below.