In a thrilling field hockey match between England and Pakistan at the London Olympics 2012, the Britishers beat the Pakistanis by scoring four goals against one.
England performed really well in today's field hockey match against Pakistan after a disappointing performance against South Africa. Pressure on the British team to win this match really paid off and all the players played exceptionally well. However, the star of today's match was Ashley Jackson. He ensured that his team got two goals from his side.
On the other hand, it was a disappointing performance by the Pakistan team. They managed just one goal, which came toward the end of the game.
James Tindall scored the first goal after four minutres and shortly after that Jonty Clarke added another goal to his team's score card. At the half-time, Pakistan were under a lot of pressure, yet there were no signs of the team pulling up when the post-half-time game started. England continued to play exceptionally well.
England got two chances at penalty and Ashley Jackson ensured that the penalty goals were scored. By this time, England's score was 4-0, and the morale on the other side was quite low. Towards the end of the match, Sohail Abbas scored the only goal from Pakistan's side.
Pakistan failed to score three times when they were given penalty corners at the start of the second half and before Jackson scored his third goal in the two games. By that time, it was evident that England had won the match.
Before playing this match against each other, England had drawn a match against South Africa, whereas Pakistan had beaten Argentina 2-0.
According to a report on bbc.com, the star of today's match, Ashley Jackson, said, "It was very important for us after a nightmare performance against South Africa but that was a much better performance, there was a lot more fight about us. It wasn't easy at all. We knew that if we slipped up here then it was going to be very difficult from here on in, so we were playing with a bit of fear, which always makes it a bit better."
England have been added to the Pool A group along with Australia.