Highlights: England draw with USA at World Cup 2018 Hockey Girls’s World Cup Venue: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Dates: 21 July-5 August Protection: Stay commentary of each England sport on-line and BBC Radio 5 dwell sports activities further, experiences on England and Eire matches on the BBC Sport web site England’s disappointing begin to the World Cup continued as they have been held to a 1-1 draw by the USA. USA’s Erin Matson cancelled out Alex Danson’s opener to go away the hosts, who drew their opening match towards India, second in Pool B. With solely the highest facet in every pool progressing on to the quarter-finals, England now face the prospect of a play-off to achieve the final eight. Danny Kerry’s facet face Eire of their remaining pool match on Sunday. The USA had the higher of a cagey first quarter however England grew into the match and nearly took the lead earlier than half-time, however Susannah Townsend’s overhead volley rebounded off the submit. England got here out strongly within the second half and opened the scoring with a superb particular person purpose from captain Danson. Nevertheless, 18-year outdated Erin Matson introduced the USA degree with an outstanding reverse end minutes later. Neither facet was capable of create any significant alternatives in a tense remaining quarter, and England are actually reliant on different outcomes if they’re to prime the pool. Evaluation 2016 Olympic gold medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh, 5 Stay Sports activities Further It is a actually irritating end result for England. Going a purpose up after which not having the ability to maintain on to that lead was disappointing. However it’s nonetheless in England’s palms and that is all you need going into your remaining sport. It is going to be robust towards Eire, however England can win that sport. Truthful play to the USA. They did not hand over and have taken some actual positivity from this end result. It’s totally thrilling going into the ultimate pool video games. What they mentioned England captain and goal-scorer Alex Danson, chatting with BT Sport: “We performed higher tonight than we did towards India. There was some world-class defending, however there’s at all times one thing to enhance on. “We’ll relaxation, recuperate, do our homework and we’ll come out all weapons blazing within the final sport.” England coach Danny Kerry, chatting with BT Sport: “I believe the USA had the higher of the primary quarter however after that I believe we shaded it. I can not ask any extra of the ladies tonight- they gave the whole lot. “If we play like we did at the moment towards Eire, we’ll be in with a shout.”
Harry Smith is the Bestselling author of 6 novels. He lives in Manchester, England with “the wife,” “the kids,” “the dog,” “that cat,” and he occasionally wears pants.