England come up short against in-form Netherlands at Hamburg Masters

England’s ERGO Hamburg Masters campaign did not get off to the best of starts as the world number three side, the Netherlands, scored six times, with a solitary consolation goal from England’s Darren Cheesman. Constantijn Jonker was the star of the show as he scored three times in a dominant Dutch display.

Darren Cheesman in action for England against Malaysia in World League Semi Final (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek / England Hockey)

File Photo: Darren Cheesman in action for England (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek / England Hockey)

Speaking after the match England Head Coach Bobby Crutchley said, “We were punished by a far better team today who capitalised on some basic errors in our defending. I was disappointed with some of the individual performances and we have left ourselves with much to prove in our remaining games against Germany and Ireland at the weekend.” Continue reading →