Pakistan defeats England again and win the hockey series
England’s second half performance gave the crowd at Cannock something to shout about as they fought back against a three goal deficit to almost draw the second of three Test Matches against their Asian counterparts.
In a feisty first half – which saw temporary suspensions for Glenn Kirkham and Saijad Anwar – Pakistan went into the interval with a two goal advantage following goals from Muhammad Waqas and Muhammed Imran. Abdul Haseem Khan added a third in the second half before Surbiton duo James Tindall and Matt Daly mounted a come-back which was to prove too little too late.
England had an early opportunity with a fourth minute penalty corner but Ashley Jackson was denied by a dive to the right from Salman Akbar who was outstanding throughout in the Pakistan goal.
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