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Englands Mens and Womens teams both roar to Victory in NEOM!

Both Englands mens and womens teams sealed brilliant victories in the NEOM cup with dominant and creative styles of play and goals galore!



England put in a strong performance against the South American champions yesterday, but lost to Paraguay while their Saudi hosts beat UAE on penalties.


So today both sides (England & SA) needed the points, but the Three Lions were quicker off the mark through keeper Tommy Jackson. A Mitch Day double took England to three before the break but the hosts struck with a clinical finish from Majed.


Grossett and Temple fired in powerful shots in the second period, but once more Saudi Arabia were there to pull them back to 5-2 through Naif.


In the third period, the match exploded into a fiery goal fest as Jackson bettered his first strike with a crazy goal and Day completed his hat-trick.


Suddenly, the men in dark green were all over England, peppering them with shots and with less than a minute left, managed to mount an amazing comeback and cut the difference through Mubarak, Majed, Sulaiman, Khalid and finally Majed, as the crowd erupted with the scoreboard reading 7-7.


But the hero of the day was coincidentally called Day, as the England number three just found enough space to poke in a dramatic later winner, taking the final score to 8-7 – the highest scoring game so far in NEOM.


England 8-7 Saudi Arabia



Brazil and England book a place in the Women’s NEOM Cup final


With Brazil beating Holland, England knew that a win against Ukraine would guarantee them a place in the final.


Katie James took advantage of a mistake by Terekh to break the deadlock five minutes into the game, and she would double the lead with a header on the first period’s buzzer.


Molly Clark showed all her quality with a long range strike that Terekh was unable to save and made it 3-0 but the Ukrainians reacted and goals by the two Anastasiias, Kaliahina and Terekh, put the one-goal margin back on the scoreboard.


But it was Katie James’s evening and the English international netted the hat-trick one and a half minute before the break to give England a two-goal lead back.



The third period saw no changes in the result, which meant a place for England in the final against Brazil, with the two teams playing tomorrow to close the group stage.


RESULTS (Matchday 2)

Brazil 8 – 1 Netherlands

England 4 – 2 Ukraine


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