Thanks to a splendid display from goalkeeper Jon Ebsworth, England were always in the hunt to the final whistle when they lodged a formal protest. They alleged that a suspended German player had illegally returned to the field of play.
The Canadian tournament director, accepting the German explanation that it had been an honest mistake and not a deliberate offence, decided not to uphold England's protest. England remain in second place in their pool with a crucial game against Argentina this afternoon.
In a high-class encounter yesterday in Pool A, Australia twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with India in a game of contrasting styles. Earlier in the day in a dour game Belgium collected their first win of the tournament beating Cuba 1-0. The Dutch collected their first win of the tournament, beating Spain 1- 0.
Defending champions Slough were off to a good start on the opening day of the National League programme beating Hightown 4 - 2 with the new recruit, Great Britain and Scottish international Sue MacDonald, scoring twice.
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