Karen Brown and Jane Sixsmith might have given Britain the lead a minute before the decisive goal. Brown raced 60 yards out of defence to send a cracking shot goalwards from Sixsmith's precision free hit to earn a penalty corner. As the corner broke down the Dutch counter-attacked for their goal.
England's men were given a lesson in finishing by a young German side in Duisburg on Saturday when they were beaten 5-1. After a bright start, England faded as the Germans exposed their lack of speed in defence and took advantage of some below-par passing.
Germany built up a 4-0 lead before Jason Lee scored England's consolation.Reuse content