England beat Netherlands 18-4
Another convincing win against the host nation to top the group at the end of the group stages with 5 wins out of 5.
A good crowd was in attendance with Dutch media in the stand filming a piece for the news. Unfortunately for the Dutch England had their own news to make, with a display that would make the ten o’clock news back home.
It all started within thirty seconds when Tom Gosney shot a bullet past the Dutch Keeper, a perfect start for the England team. That was not the end, as Andrew Baxter decided that he would get his name on the score sheet too, with a fine solo goal. Clearing the ball himself, he raced to the Dutch goal and beat the oncoming defenders.
Two goals to the good, everyone was expecting the Dutch to come out storming, after all they had a crowd eager for something to cheer, however that would not be the case as England poured in the goals. England had managed to put in ten goals before the Dutch play-maker got their first, but Ady Bennett and Mike Armstrong added 2 more.
The second half was a similar story, with more goals from England, eight in total. The Dutch started to pick up their game and take some opportunistic goals, but in the main they were kept out with a combination of great defence and super saves from Nick Anderton.
The aim of today was not to have so many penalties, and although less than the other days, England again had to play a four man zone, however there were also a lot of interesting calls.
The team finished top of the blue group having won all their games, so have a day off tomorrow before the quarter-finals.