England win knocks Scotland out

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Two first half goals were enough to confirm England's passage to the semi finals in the women's hockey at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The last round match in Pool B began with England only needing a draw to progress but Scotland needing victory to reach the next stage.

England opened the scoring with a great bit of skill in the area from Alex Danson which she finished well with a flick over the goalkeeper.

Their second goal came from a penalty corner which was won after a dangerous tackle was made by Scotland in the area.

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Scotland hit back just before half time with a goal from a penalty corner of their own. The English reviewed the decision, however it was upheld and they lost their video appeal.

The first penalty corner was shot wide by Scotland, however a great drag flick from Nikki Kidd from another penalty corner given straight after saw the hosts get a goal back.

A strong second half from Scotland

Scotland needed two goals in the second half to progress to the semi finals. This was evident in the Scot's play as they piled pressure on the English defence.

However their task was nearly made harder after Danson capitalised on a mistake in Scotland's defence which sent her through one on one with the goalkeeper. But Danson was unable to put England 3-1 up.

The Scottish continued to push for that much needed goal, winning several penalty corners in the second half. However they were unable to capitalise on these opportunities.

The win sees England progress to the semi finals as runners up in Pool B. England progress with three wins and one loss from the group stages, scoring nine goals and conceding four.

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