England Close in on top spot
Team England took one step closer to earning the top spot in the blue division with a convincing 13-6 victory over Team Germany. Unlike the opening games, England came out of the blocks to take control of the game from the initial face-off, controlling possession and allowing Glen Humphreys to score Team England’s opening goals with two of his trademark righty outside cannons.
Germany managed to claim a goal back late on to bring the score to 2-1 in the opening period.The second quarter saw much of the same intensity from Team England as the opening period, controlling the middle thanks to Tom Gallon and Mike Armstrong. England moved the ball efficiently in attack and only the German goalkeeper stopped England running up a lead but still managed to add four more goals thanks to Ady Bennett, Colin Clive and Tom Gosnay. 6-2 Half-time.
The third period followed much the same as England controlled the flow of play in offence and managing to stifle Team Germany’s offence in defence. England added two more goals to their lead thanks to Tom Gosnay, Ady Bennett and Colin Clive. The third period ending 9-4.
England’s best period was again the fourth and final quarter, adding a further three goals coming from Ady Bennett who now leads the tournament with 18 goals. Glen Humphreys also rounded off his excellent game by finishing his hat-rick of goals. Particular merit should go to Team England’s man on the match, goalkeeper Ben McAllister who made some crucial saves and created some transition goals with some smart clearing. Team England’s defence also performed well only conceding one goal man-down having played 14 minutes of man-down defence.
England face the host nation Team Netherlands tonight at 18:00 GMT+1. Watch the game live on 247.tv if Team England win their remaining group fixture they will top the blue division and receive a day off tomorrow.