Tom Brook comes away with the ball
England 3 6 3 5 17
Czech Republic 0 1 1 0 2

Czechs? Check!

Ahead of their Sunday off, England faced up against the Czech Republic in Budapest.

The game started with a Will Sugden goal and from there England never looked back.

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England raced ahead to a 3-0 lead and slowly built on it from there, particularly in the second, where they were able to bury their chances and take a 9-1 advantage.

Things didn’t change much from that point onwards, and although some of the attack will feel they could have finished better, the team really demonstrated a confidence and ability that most sides would envy.

The England defence played with controlled aggression to totally lock down a Czech offence who were left lacking. The Czech’s tenacious demeanour made for a strong test of the English defence’s patience, and the low score line and lack of penalties are a testament to their level headedness.

As the tournament progresses, England are starting to grow more and more into the side they will need to become if they are to fulfil the expectations placed on them.

The game ended as it begun, with another Sugden strike, but not before Josh Roden had the chance to run up a hefty tally of 5 and come the final whistle, it was a lopsided score line of 17-2.EngCze9

England can enjoy a rest day now ahead of what should be their most relaxed match with the hosts, Hungary.

We’ll be previewing the remaining games prior to knock outs – so keep your eyes peeled for the English lacrosse updates.

Pictures: sniperpix.at