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England vs. Rikkyo, Japan

Match One Vs. Rikkio, Japan

After a long day travelling, the England team woke several hours too early (the effects of jet lag) but were soon roused by a giant American buffet. The hot Californian sun beat down on the rubber-crumb astroturf of Stanford, the first game of the day was to be against Rikkio from Japan.
A tentative start to the game saw an unfortunate penalty sneak into the net for the Japanese, who had obviously had their sushi that morning, a quick equalizer followed from Watt and England were on the score board. One more goal was conceded in this half but 5 more from England led to a 6-2 half time score.
Determination to build on the defensive mistakes of the first half won out, meaning the Japanese were prevented from getting any shots on goal at all.
The England shooting percentage increased dramatically in the second half with 10 goals in total and an impressive number of names on the score sheet including youngsters Lytollis, Higson and Wimpenny. Final score 16-2 to England.