Hockey: Gold for England: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

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England win 5-3 on penalties

BOB CRUTCHLEY, the three-goal hero of England's win over Pakistan last Friday, was responsible for opening and closing the scoring in another victory against the same opposition in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Penang, writes Bill Colwill.

Crutchley scored after just two minutes in an exciting final and then, after the match had ended 2-2 in normal time, converted the last penalty stroke in a 5-3 shoot-out victory to give England the gold medal. Australia beat Malaysia 4-0 to win the bronze. Afterwards a delighted England manager, David Whittle, said: 'I serve notice that England are on their way back.'

Nick Thompson scored England's second goal while Kamran Ashraf got both Pakistan's. England keeper Simon Mason was voted man of the match.

ENGLAND: S Mason (Firebrands); P McGuire (Teddington), J Halls (Old Loughtonians); J Potter (Hounslow), Soma Singh (Southgate), S Nicklin (Teddington); C Mayer (Cannock), R Garcia (Polo Barcelona), J Shaw (Southgate), J Laslett (Teddington, capt), R Crutchley (Hounslow). Substitutes: D Williams (Havant), S Hazlitt (Hounslow), N Thompson (Old Loughtonians).

FIVE NATIONS CUP (Penang): Final: England 2 Pakistan 2 (England win 5-3 on penalties). Third place: Australia 4 Malaysia 0. Fifth place: South Africa.

THE HAGUE TOURNAMENT: (Klein Zwitserland): Pool A: Atl. Terrassa (Sp) 0 HDM (Neth) 4; Bloemendaal (Neth) 3 Klein Zwitserland 1; Klein Zwitserland 0 HDM 2; Terrassa 1 Bloemendaal 8; Terrassa 1 Klein Zwitserland 1; Bloemendaal 7 HDM 2. Pool B: Durkheim (Ger) 3 Havant 1; Amsterdam 0 HGC (Ned) 4; Durkheim 1 HGC 2; Amsterdam 10 Havant 0; Havant 1 HGC 5; Amsterdam 4 Durkheim 2. Classifications: Final: Bloemendaal 3 HGC 0. Third place: HDM 4 Amsterdam 5. Fifth place: Klein Zwitserland 5 Durkhein 2. Seventh place: Havant 5 Terrasa 0.

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