The third day started with game Russia against Turkey. There were no doubts about winner from the beginning as Russia was far stronger. Final score 17-10 (half/time 13-3). The following matches Belgium vs Germany 25-9 (h/t 15-6) and The Netherlands vs Catalonia 36-8 (h/t 20-4) just confirmed the expected victories by two dominants.
In the fourth game the result was clear as well because Portugal overcame Hungary 19-12 (h/t 9-2). The final game, however, produced the best game of the day and the biggest surprise so far when Poland shocked England by winning 21-13 (h/t 11-4). The English started badly and, like the Czechs the day before, seemed to be unsettled by what they considered to be some strange refereeing decisions in the opening minutes. This, coupled with hardly ever having more than one shot per attack (and that mostly inaccurate), led to what was probably the worst England display seen for many years and the Polish team thoroughly deserved their win. To make England’s day even worse, one of their better male players suffered a badly injured knee just before the end and had to go to hospital.
Frans Walvis2014-07-09 07:24:562014-07-09 07:24:56IKF U21 EKC day 3