England recovered from their opening-game defeat to India to beat Olympic champions Germany 4-1 at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne yesterday.
Early goals from Adam Dixon and Harry Martin gave them a platform before Henry Weir and an own goal from Mats Grambusch sealed the win.
"We got our just desserts for sticking rigidly to a game plan," said the England assistant coach, Bobby Crutchley. "The Germans looked dangerous going forward, but I thought our defensive unit was excellent. We took our chances today."