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Heartbreak for Hannah Martin and England as USA win in South Africa

PUBLISHED: 11:25 21 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:25 21 July 2017

Hannah Martin

Hannah Martin

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World League semi-finals: England 1 USA 1: USA won the shoot-out

Hannah Martin was on target for a second game running, but it proved in vain as the USA defeated England in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the Hockey World League semi-finals.

Captain Melissa Gonzalez netted the winning penalty despite Maddie Hinch’s best efforts, the England stopper making four stops in the shoot-out itself.

Former Ipswich School pupil, Martin, had given England the lead in normal time, a lead that they kept until the closing minutes.

But Jill Witmer levelled to send the game to the shoot-out – the USA will now play Germany in the final.

Reflecting on the match, coach David Ralph said: “We are disappointed with the result tonight. It was an intense, tight game that unfortunately didn’t go our way.

“This is a great group though and we will regroup and look forward to playing Argentina on Sunday.”

That game starts at 10am UK time – live on BT Sport.

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