England through after late win

  • Last Updated: June 10 2014, 8:03 BST

England's men's hockey side made it to the semi-finals of the World Cup after winning their must-win clash with Belgium 3-2.

Iain Lewers: Netted a late winner for England
Iain Lewers: Netted a late winner for England

A draw would have been enough for Belgium to progress from Group A, but Iain Lewers converted a late penalty flick to dash their hopes.

England had led twice before that with Nick Catlin and Ashley Jackson - on the occasion of his 100th cao - on the mark, only for Bobby Crutchley's men to squander it on both occasions.

It did not matter in the end, though, as Lewers got the job done with four minutes left.

"It feels unbelievable, we did it the hard way, but we defended brilliantly, broke well on the counter, and I thought we played exceptionally well. It was a team performance. The last 30 seconds felt like a lifetime," said Catlin.


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