GB Women's EDP show great character at Six Nations

Women's U21 YWC 2016

Head coach Hannah MacLeod believes the GB Women’s EDP team have learned many valuable lessons at their Six Nations tournament after two tough games to finish the pool stages.

The team started their campaign with victory over Belgium before narrowly falling short to India. They then came up against a tough Dutch team in their third game and despite showing plenty of character ultimately lost 7-2.

GB trailed 3-1 at half-time after their opponents burst out of the blocks but scored the game’s most spectacular goal through Lucy Millington, who beat three defenders before dummying and nutmegging the goalkeeper.

They showed some great potential in the third quarter, scoring a second goal as a diving Emma Trunks superbly deflected a corner off the post and into the net.

However their opponents proved too strong and added to their tally in the final quarter.

The team then showed remarkable resilience the next day to come back from that result – as well as having three players ruled out due to injury – to draw 2-2 with Ireland.

Erica Sanders converted yet another corner to score her third goal of the tournament and ensure the sides went in level at half-time.

With two minutes to go GB trailed by a goal but up stepped Holly Munro to slap another corner past the Irish ‘keeper and secure a hard fought draw.

After that game MacLeod said: “We controlled the game through good structure and ball tempo extremely well in the first quarter which is testament to the team’s hard work in training.

“With 3 players down due to injury fatigue took its toll. However, the character shown to score towards the end to get a result was fantastic to see.”