The team started the second half with the same intensity of the first half with lots of ball possession and attacks creating many goal opportunities which either their goalkeeper saved or our last touch wasn’t right and we weren't able to score.
In the second half Germany had one clear goal opportunity and a few long shots as England was defending well and always pushing for that elusive but, we felt, deserved goal.
As I said in the beginning of my report details cost us the game, we can't miss so many goal opportunities, we missed a penalty and direct free hit whilst Germany missed a direct free hit but scored a penalty. Also, we very unlucky with referees decisions in the last 10 minutes of the game.
Germany scored the 3rd goal from an incorrectly called penalty decision with two minutes remaining of the game, whilst I felt two blue cards and a penalty should have been called against Germany, but were not given.
I would like to emphasise that we are more responsible for the result than the referees, when we miss so many goal opportunities this can happen.
NRHA Coaching Director