2nd Win for Belgium against England in Three Match Series

In the second of England’s three match series against Belgium the home side once again came out on top, this time with a 4-1 victory over their visitors. A goal in the first minute from Captain Barry Middleton put England ahead, but three goals at the end of the first half and one in the 70th minute from a clinical Belgian side gave them a comfortable victory.

Phil Roper in action for England (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

Debutant Phil Roper in action for England (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

Speaking after the game England Head Coach, Bobby Crutchley said, “We had exactly the same start today as yesterday and once again we were too passive across the first 35 minutes. I thought we played really well in the second half, but Belgium are along way ahead of us in terms of their clinical play, and that’s really shown over these two fixtures. I am slightly frustrated because we’ve shown some really strong play at times, but we need to start to convert that play into goals which we have not done so far over here.” Continue reading →