Mixed fortunes for England

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England's men collected their first points in the Volvo Masters Four Nations Under-21 tournament yesterday when they beat the Netherlands 2- 1, while the women dropped their first points in a 2-1 defeat to the Dutch, writes Bill Colwill in Vught, Netherlands.

In an ill-tempered and niggly game Alistair Boyse, exchanging passes with Manpreet Kochar, put England ahead in the 45th minute. Jochem Haverman equalised for the Dutch before David Matthews scored the winner from the penalty after Mark Pearn had been floored by the Dutch Olympic gold medallist Bram Lomas in the 67th minute.

Careless defending cost England's women whose only goal came in the final minute from Jo Fletcher, following up at a penalty corner.