Goalkeeper Storry England's Heroine

Goalkeeper Beth Storry was England's heroine as she produced a string of world class saves in the second half of England's 1-0 victory over China on day three of the BDO FIH World Cup in Rosario.

The 32 year old Reading goalkeeper and her defence staunchly defended the one goal lead that Leicester's Hannah Macleod had given England in just the first minute of the match.  Having won the penalty corner after 20 seconds, Macleod dived in to bravely knock home an adjusted routine after the ball bobbled on its way to the top of the circle from the injection.

A number of half chances fell England's way as well as four further penalty corners, one in the final minute of the match, but it was Storry's heroics that prevented the Olympic silver medal winners from equalising.

Immediately after the match, Head Coach Danny Kerry praised his goalkeeper, saying: "We won the game in the first half.  Beth was outstanding!  In the second half, China threw the kitchen sink at us and we will have to learn to be more resolute in those situations."

England's next match is on Thursday against Korea.  That match gets underway at 21:00 BST.  Watch live on television on Zee Cafe (Sky channel 846) or live online at www.laola1.tv

The full match report is available to read at www.englandhockey.co.uk/womensworldcup or click here.

Visit the official tournament website here.