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Hockey - 23. August 2009.

Netherland and Germany lead on day 2 of the Euro Nations

EuroHockey Nations Championships


22nd August 2009

09:30 Pool B
Spain(2) 3 : 1 (0) Scotland
     
11:30 Pool B
Germany(3) 7 : 0 (0) Ireland
     
13:30 Pool A
Netherlands(4) 10 : 0 (0) Azerbaijan
     
17:30 Pool A
ENGLAND(3) 4 : 0 (0) Russia
     

23rd August 2009

09:30 Pool B
Ireland(0) 0 : 0 (0) Scotland
     
11:30 Pool B
Germany(1) 2 : 1 (1) Spain
     
15:30 Pool A
Netherlands(2) 5 : 0 (0) ENGLAND
     
19:30 Pool A
Azerbaijan(0) 1 : 1 (0) Russia
     





NETHERLANDS

5

(2)

-

0

(0)

ENGLAND

Maartje Paumen 9, 56, 60, 65 (PC, PC, PC, PC)

 

 

 

 

 

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Kim Lammers 32 (F)

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a convincing victory over Russia on day one, England’s women were undone on day two of the EuroHockey Nations Championships by the penalty corner prowess of Maartje Paumen as they went down 5-0 to the host nation, the Netherlands.  To add to their troubles, an injury to the impressive goalkeeper Beth Storry inside the last ten minutes forced defender Sally Walton to step into goal with substitute goalkeeper Becky Duggan watching on from the stand.

After a convincing victory over Russia on day one, England’s women were undone on day two of the EuroHockey Nations Championships by the penalty corner prowess of Maartje Paumen as they went down 5-0 to the host nation, the Netherlands.

From the off England were under pressure as the Dutch began the game menacingly and it was not long before set piece expert Maartje Paumen rocked England as she scored direct from a penalty corner after just nine minutes.

England’s response soon took them to the edge of the Netherlands’ circle but determined defending prevented England penetrating further.  Despite two penalty corners on 15 and 25 minutes, England were unable to seriously test the Dutch defence but were content enough to sit tight with the score at 1-0.  The hosts looked dangerous on every attack though and three minutes before the break Kim Lammers doubled the Dutch lead to put England two goals behind at half time.

After a convincing victory over Russia on day one, England’s women were undone on day two of the EuroHockey Nations Championships by the penalty corner prowess of Maartje Paumen as they went down 5-0 to the host nation, the Netherlands.

Into the second half and England’s defence had to be sharp to keep out Paumen on the goal line from the Netherlands’ second corner.  England found themselves with the numerical advantage when Vera Vorstenbosch was yellow carded on 43 minutes but it was Beth Storry in the English goal who came under pressure as first she saved from Kim Lammers on a tight angle before pulling off a double save from Paumen and Janneke Schopman at a penalty corner.

Paumen netted her second, the Netherlands’ third, from a 56th minute penalty corner and shortly afterwards goalkeeper Storry received treatment on her right shoulder after a clash inside the circle.

12 months ago Paumen was the top goal scorer at the Olympic Games as her 11 goals, all from penalty corners, led the Netherlands to the Gold medal in Beijing and she continued to show how devastating she can be from the set piece as she completed her hat-trick in the 60th minute. 

As the goal was scored, Storry again injured her shoulder and had to leave the field.  A lengthy delay followed and with substitute goalkeeper Becky Duggan sat in the stand as one of the two players not in the matchday squad it was left to defender Sally Walton to pad up in place of Storry.  The Bowdon Hightown stand-in did admirably, making two exceptional saves but unfortunately for her, with five minutes remaining, Paumen flicked home her fourth of the game to consign England to a 5-0 defeat.

Afterwards, Head Coach Danny Kerry was not too disappointed despite the result.  “The team played well to instruction and in truth I was happy enough with the first half performance.  We tried to put a few things right in the second half but the injury to Beth was obviously disruptive to that.  Goal difference is certainly going to be key at the end of the pool stage and in some ways today was about limiting the damage to our goal difference.”

The full extent of Beth Storry’s injury is unknown at present and she will now be examined by the England medical team. England faces Azerbaijan in their final Pool A match on Tuesday afternoon (17:30 local time, 16:30 BST).

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