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England women edge past Germany

PUBLISHED: 14:37 15 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:37 15 July 2017

Emily Defroand and Maddie Hinch celebrate England's win over Germany (Rodrigo Jaramillo/England Hoockey)

Emily Defroand and Maddie Hinch celebrate England's win over Germany (Rodrigo Jaramillo/England Hoockey)

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England 1 Germany 0

Maddie Hinch looks on during England's win over Germany (pic: Rodrigo Jaramillo/England Hockey)Maddie Hinch looks on during England's win over Germany (pic: Rodrigo Jaramillo/England Hockey)

A deflected goal from Jo Hunter guided England to victory over Germany in their Hockey World League Semi-Final clash in Johannesburg.

After defeat to Japan on Wednesday, England responded strongly and dominated against their German counterparts to grab a deserved win.

England’s second victory of the tournament lifts them to second in pool A ahead of their final group game against Ireland on Sunday.

Reflecting on the match, head coach Danny Kerry said: “We were exceptional at being intelligent, fast and constantly threatening.

“We limited Germany to very few opportunities and created numerous chances ourselves. The girls can be very proud of how they went about their business.”

England started well and were quick to put the German backline under pressure, as Laura Unsworth’s crashed ball into the circle was just out of Sophie Bray’s reach in the circle inside two minutes.

Germany responded strongly and were soon creating chances of their own, but a last ditch tackle from Anna Toman stopped Camile Nobis from striking at goal before Maddie Hinch saved well from Charlotte Stapenhorst just before the first break.

The second quarter saw England settle and dominate the next 15 minutes. Captain Alex Danson took a blow to the head after striking into the keeper’s pads but was able to continue, with Germany keeping out the resulting penalty corner.

Bray was charged down by Julia Ciupka in the German goal when she broke into the circle and before the half-time break she was again at her best to somehow keep out three consecutive efforts as the sides went in level at the break.

England kept up their tempo and pressure and, when Germany received two cards in a minute, camped in the German half. However they couldn’t get the breakthrough before Germany were restored to 11 players.

They broke the deadlock soon after from a penalty corner as Unsworth slapped towards the right post where Hunter was on hand to deflect high into the net as the pressure eventually told.

The match tightened up in the final 15 minutes and with time running out for Germany they elected for a kicking back, but England’s defence held firm to secure all three points.

Next up for England are Ireland in their final Pool A game on Sunday afternoon at 1pm UK time, live on BT Sport.

England: Maddie Hinch, Laura Unsworth, Giselle Ansley, Hollie Webb, Anna Toman, Sarah Haycroft, Susannah Townsend, Emily Defroand, Nicola White, Alex Danson, Sophie Bray. Subs (used): Zoe Shipperley, Shona McCallin, Jo Hunter, Hannah Martin, Lily Owsley, Grace Balsdon. Unused: Amy Tennant.

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