Wednesday, April 9, 2014

England’s women complete double over the ‘Old Enemy’

England 24  v Scotland 2 (5-1, 4-0, 9-1, 6-0)

After seeing the men suffer disappointment against the ‘old enemy’ earlier it was the turn of the women as the hosts faced England in the last game on Day 5.

Scotland were hoping for a better performance after disappointingly losing 23-0 against South Africa the night before.

But it was England who started the better, Angie Winstanley-Smith scoring after just 14 seconds of the start.

Winstanley-Smith added a second as England took a 5-1 lead into the second quarter.

Apart from Nicola Tate’s long range effort, Scotland struggled to create any real opportunities in front of goal with England goalkeeper barely having to break a sweat.

Both Ciara Gibson-Byrne and Winstanley-Smith completed their hat-tricks before half time as England took a 9-1 lead into the half-time break.

Nicola Tate’s second early in the third quarter didn’t prevent England running riot, Rosie Huck scoring a hat-trick in the quarter giving her side a 18-2 lead with eight minutes to play.

Scotland kept going, but with Rosie Morris continuing her impressive form in goal they couldn’t get close to England as the visitors increased their lead even more in the fourth.

The win means England book their place in Saturday’s final against Canada, with both teams having a 100% record so far.

Final Score- England 24  -  Scotland 2


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