Hockey: Due reward for Johnson
Tuesday 21 January 1997
Johnson, the rugged Balsam Leicester defender who retired from the international scene in 1995 after the birth of her first child, was persuaded to return to bolster Great Britain's defence at the Atlanta Olympics, and played a key role in her team reaching the semi-finals.
Sadly, the fairy-tale ended in the bronze medal match when Johnson's penalty stroke against the Dutch was easily saved, and Britain had to settle for fourth place.
The 26-year-old Crutchley, in spite of finishing as the leading scorer in the Australian, English and Italian leagues in the previous 12 months, was overlooked by Great Britain for Atlanta.
Crutchley's phenomenal scoring has continued in this season's National League, where he currently leads the way with 31 in 14 outings for the leaders, Cannock. Now it would be unthinkable for England to go to the Five Nations tournament in Islamabad in March - to celebrate Pakistan's golden jubilee - without him.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Chelsea player ratings: Was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain the star as the Gunners ended their Jose Mourinho hoodoo?
Cristiano Ronaldo buys agent Jorge Mendes a whole Greek island as a wedding present
Manchester United and Adidas branded 'sexist' and 'discriminatory' as women's shirt features plunging neckline and different design
Pedro to Manchester United: Louis van Gaal says £22m winger can turn Manchester United into champions
Michael Owen quickly becomes a top Twitter trend after being widely criticised for 'boring' commentary during Arsenal vs Chelsea
- 1 Sabrina Corgatelli: US hunting tourist posts picture of herself with dead giraffe after Cecil the lion outrage
- 2 Katie Hopkins reveals fear she will die during brain surgery to cure epilepsy
- 3 Edward Heath 'child sex abuse' allegation: Investigation to be held into Wiltshire police handling of alleged claim in the 1990s
- 4 Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state
- 5 Tom Cruise: Reporters banned from asking actor about Scientology
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
Calais crisis: The seven claims made about the migrants - and the reality
£20k plus sales linked bonus. : Guru Careers: We are seeking a Copywriter to j...
£17000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has bec...
Up to £26k DOE: Guru Careers: A Junior / Mid-Level 3D Creative Designer is nee...
£40000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: You'll be joining a truly talen...