Quek pleased with Champions Trophy draw

01 December 2014 / 11:26

After battling to a 1-1 draw with Germany, England women’s hockey captain Sam Quek says her team are building momentum in the Champions Trophy.

Quek and co lost their opening Pool B match 2-1 to Australia after a late goal, but they had better fortune this time around.

England had an early chance when Ellie Watton put Sophie Bray clear but her effort was blocked by Kristina Reynolds.

And the Germans made England pay in the second quarter thanks to Kristina Hillmann.

But England were level after 40 minutes when Shona McCallin drove from the right and found Watton whose first-time effort found its way into the goal.

England could have won it late on when Georgie Twigg’s penalty stroke was saved by Reynolds; but captain Quek was satisfied with result.

"I think we started where we finished off yesterday, on the front foot. Our momentum was good, we just didn't take our chances. I'm proud of the girls,” she said.

“We applied ourselves well and showed physically we are there. We had the legs and kept going to the end. We’re looking forward to the next game."

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