Hockey: England finish on a high note

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Germany, with a 3-1 victory against the Dutch Olympic champions, took the gold medal in the Golden Jubilee tournament in Karachi yesterday. Pakistan won the bronze medal after an exciting 7-4 victory over Australia. Russell Garcia, who had captained England for the first time on this trip, was named player of the tournament.

The young, inexperienced England side, who finished in fifth place, collected their first win when they beat a Pakistan XI 3-0. England opened the scoring in the 30th minute when Mark Pearn followed up to score off a rebound at their third penalty corner. The second half began with a flurry of Pakistan penalty corners, from which Jimmi Lewis made a string of excellent saves before England regained control with Danny Hall scoring twice.

At home, Jane Smith's hat-trick gave Slough their second 4-1 win of the weekend and moved them within one point of the Premier leaders Ipswich, with the two teams meeting at Ipswich on Saturday week.

In the First Division of the Men's National League, Doncaster secured the second promotion place with a 2-1 win against Oxford University.

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