Monday, October 11, 2010

England Disappointed

A 1-0 defeat to Australia in the semi-finals and to be fair we dominated but failed to convert chances. The Aussies and the English both contained each other, with Charlotte Craddock getting the best chance early on in the game.

40 degrees Celsius was shown on a thermometer on the large screens in the National Hockey Stadium at the beginning and at half-time - a suggestion to the umpires it might be a little too hot to play? For me in the stands it was boiling.

My feeling is the two semis should have been played in the evening - no disrespect to Scotland against Wales, but England v Australia is the bigger game.

Danny Kerry, the England Coach, is right to question this scheduling of the match during the hot part of the day.

But at the end of the day, Australia produced the goal, congratulations to Madonna Blyth for scoring and setting up an exciting final against New Zealand.

Let's hope the men do a little better against India.

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