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County duo Twigg and Macleod help England to bronze medal against Argentina

By JohnPakey  |  Posted: December 09, 2013

England celebrate winning bronze against Argentina

England celebrate winning bronze against Argentina

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Lincolnshire’s Georgie Twigg and Hannah Macleod helped England to bronze at the Women’s Hockey World League Final in Argentina.

There was nothing to separate England and hosts Argentina after 70 minutes of play as they battled to a 1-1 draw.

However, England reigned supreme in the resulting penalty shoot-out, winning it 4-2, to take a brilliant victory over Las Leonas on home turf.

Helen Richardson-Walsh, Alex Danson, Susie Gilbert and Sally Walton all scored. And with Maddie Hinch, once again brilliant in goal, England, claimed the bronze medal from the world number one side.

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England with Twigg from Doddington and Macleod from Boston, found themselves fighting it out for bronze following their 3-0 defeat to Australia in the semi-final on Saturday night.

England captain Kate Richardson-Walsh was proud how the side managed to react to the semi-final disappointment and go on to claim a medal over the host nation.

“Playing Argentina, in Argentina, has always been one of my favourite experiences across my career,” said Kate Richardson-Walsh.

“The atmosphere is just amazing and I’m very proud that we were able to stand up to that pressure tonight, and still play our game with that amount of noise going on.

“Every game against Argentina is an open game, there’s always lots of attacking chances for both sides.

“We were set a new tactical challenge by our coach Jason Lee and I think we took it on board well.

“Picking yourself up after a defeat like the one against Australia, both emotionally and physically, is so tough, but I’m really proud of how the team played. We are definitely learning and growing as a squad all the time.”

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