The second fixture for England in the Belfius EuroHockey nations Championships saw them take on old foes Germany. Before the game England looked very relaxed, perhaps too relaxed as a clever corner routine nearly caught them out! Fortunately for England it caught the umpire out who restarted the corner before it got going.
The lack of discipline and penalty corners England conceded did tell in the end as Germany were able to convert, the impressive Hannah Gablac the beneficiary.
While both teams will likely feel disappointed with a draw many neutrals felt England threw it away. The group is currently very open with Ireland, Germany and England all able to qualify. England face Belarus on Wednesday, immediately followed by Ireland v Germany. The Belarus squad have conceded 23 goals in two games so goal difference could well tell for England. Time to step up and start converting corners!