England record victory over Olympic Champions Germany to tie 2 match series

Following a late decision England’s two fixtures against Germany in Manheim this weekend were played as official capped matches. The mini-series ended in a tie with both sides recording victories (Germany 5-2 in 1st Match and England 3-2 in 2nd Match).

Mark Gleghorne in action for England (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

Mark Gleghorne in action for England (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

Newcomers to the squad Loughborough Students’ Henry Weir and Reading’s Tom Carson recorded their first senior international goals, whilst East Grinstead’s Mark Gleghorne was on target twice today to help England record a noteworthy 3-2 victory over the 2012 Olympic Champions.

The squad had a number of changes from the one who faced Belgium last week. East Grinstead’s Ashley Jackson stayed at home as he continues to recover from an ankle injury and Beeston’s Ben Arnold was rested after being unwell. Racing Club Brussels’ (BEL) Richard Smith has recovered from a fractured thumb and replaced ex club teammate Loughborough Students’ Andy Bull in defence. Reading’s Nick Catlin did not play in the second game as a precaution following an infection to a knee wound. Continue reading →