England were kept waiting for their opening goal by a brilliant display of goalkeeping by Ann Maroda until the half hour, when the substitute Kerry Moore opened the door. Three minutes later her Olton colleague, Jennie Bimson, gave England a 2-0 interval lead.
Goals from Melanie Clewlow and Sally Wright inside 15 minutes of the restart saw England coasting. Afterwards, when the coach, Gavin Featherstone, said: "The real tests lie ahead", he was referring to England's games tomorrow against Australia and on Monday against Germany.
ENGLAND: K Roberts (Blueharts); S Wright (Olton), C Gilbert (Hightown), L Wooding (Chelmsford), R Walker, J Bimson (both Olton), F Greenham (Loughborough Students, capt), I Palmer (Colwall), P Miller (Leicester), L Wright (Olton) M Clewlow (Canterbury). Substitutes used: N Westcar (Chelmsford), L Hunter (Chelmsford), K Moore (Olton), K Walsh (Hightown), L Turney (Leicester).Reuse content