England stage bold fightback

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In Seoul, in a remarkable fightback yesterday, England took seventh place in the Women's Junior World Cup, beating China 4-2 in a penalty shoot- out after a 4-4 draw, writes Bill Colwill.

With just eight minutes of normal time left, England were trailing 1- 4 when Sally Wright pulled a goal back at a penalty corner. Jennie Bimson, who had scored England's first, got her second, with Lucilla Wright gaining the dramatic equaliser.

The Westminster Challenge tournament at Paddington Recreation Ground, west London, is this weekend's highlight, with 12 senior men's teams contesting the pre-season tournament, which should produce some stimulating games.

This year's guest side is Zehlendorf, the Berlin Bundesliga club who have been drawn in the same pool as the host club Hampstead and Westminster and the National League Division side, Brooklands.

Surbiton, who lost their Premier League place last season to Beeston, expect to include the South African international Greg Nicol. The 21-year- old was the joint leading scorer at the Atlanta Olympics last summer.

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