Wins for France and Netherlands on day two of the Easter 4 Nations in Glasgow

France 3-2 England

A tremendous opening match of day two of the Easter 4 Nations in Glasgow saw France beat England 3-2.

The first quarter was a competitive affair with both sides playing with aggression. It was England who opened the scoring with a low drag flick by Jos Wood.

France bounced back immediately and the ball was forced home from close range by Loris Mallet to equalise. 1-1.

France took the lead in the second quarter from a penalty corner rebound, prodded home by Gauthier Mouiche for 2-1.

England equalised in the third quarter through a tremendous solo run, and strike into the bottom right corner, by Ethan Smythe. 2-2.

Early in the final quarter France retook the lead when Joseph Michaelis slipped a low shot under the advancing goalkeeper at the near post for 3-2.

A late surge by England couldn’t produce any goals and France took the points in a great victory.


Scotland Emerging Boys 1-5 The Netherlands

The Netherlands made it two wins from two at the Easter 4 Nations in Glasgow with a 5-1 win over Scotland.

Scotland made a good start to the contest and fashioned a couple of penalty corner opportunities. The Netherlands took the lead however when a low penalty corner strike squirmed over the line at the right post for 1-0.

It went to 2-0 to The Netherlands a short time later when the ball struck the net through a ruck of players.

Scotland quickly bounced back and Scott Love fired home from close range after good build up down the right. 2-1 at half time.

Early in the second half Floris Rap found himself in acres of space and slammed a low effort into the right corner for 3-1.

Some great goalkeeping by Finlay Ross kept Scotland in the contest as the Dutch pressed for more goals, but he couldn’t deny Mees Wehymeyer who fired home a rebound for 4-1.

Early in the final quarter Rap struck again with a near post deflection for 5-1 to complete the scoring.

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