England women outclass Canada

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New Delhi (IANS) Down by a goal in the fourth minute, England showcased their collective character to beat Canada 4-1 and notch up their second win in the women’s hockey competition of the Commonwealth Games here Wednesday.

The hot and oppressive weather conditions are obviously impacting the quality of performance and it was no different with England, who huffed and puffed before sending Canada hurtling to their second defeat.

The Canadians, who had lost 2-3 to Malaysia in their previous game, converted a fourth minute penalty stroke through Diana Roemer, but could not capitalise on the lead.

England, 4-1 winners against Wales in their first game, came back strongly on goals by Chloe Rogers (19th), Alex Danson (39th), Charlotte Craddock (48th) and Crista Cullen (68) to wrap up the match.