England demonstrated exactly how prepared for the tournament they were by putting an impressive performance together in their first game against Germany.
Zac Guy, Nick Watson and Pete Hayes combined impressively throughout the first half to stamp English authority all over the score line.
Despite the German team running with England in the first, once the lions began to control the ball in attack, they looked deadly. If the English boys can continue to move the ball with the kind of confidence and venom they employed against Germany, then the later stages of the tournament will be considerably easier for them.
England put together a run of 10 unanswered goals during the 2nd and 3rd quarters that took the game totally out of the opposition’s reach; eventually finishing 16-6.
Zac Guy had the goal of the game with an under arm back handed shot from just outside the crease that had the fans on their feet and the German’s up in arms.
The England defence also contributed to the scoring with the tireless Tom Brook finding the mark and shut-down defender Tommy Kirkland putting away a sliding effort.
The next game will see them take on Latvia, a team being tipped by many as a potential giant killer in the tournament, having already taken down Czech Republic.