Four second half goals by four different scorers helped Germany to record a 4-2 win over France in Potchestfstroom, South Africa. France scored two late goals to get within one but in pulling their goalkeeper conceded a late goal in what was their seventh game in 12 days. Goal scorer and Germany forward Thies Prinz was named Player of the Match.
Over at the Cenard, the Leones buried England 2-0 thanks to a Matias Rey goal in the fifth minute of play. Federico Monja’s deflection on a Maico Casella corner sealed the second goal of the game and Monja was declared as Player of the Match. England had its chances both in free play and on several penalty corners but Sam Ward couldn’t beat Tomas Santiago in the Argentina goal.
The final game of the day Argentina’s Leonas were in fine form, dousing England 5-2. Two goals from penalty corner ace Agustina Gorzelany and two from Julieta Jankunas impressed the home fans. Despite the loss England’s Anna Toman was honoured for her 100th international while captain Hollie Pearne-Webb reached her 200th milestone.