England hockey women reach second-ever semi final
DUNMOW hockey star Chloe Rogers will be hoping for success as she takes to pitch today (Thursday) for England’s second ever World Cup semi-final.
The England hockey women have reached the penultimate round of the BDO FIH World Cup in Rosario, Argentina, and will be taking on a tough Netherlands side.
Despite a 2-0 defeat against the host nation in the last pool match on Monday, Rogers had already helped her team secure a birth in the final stages with a 2-1 win over South Africa on Saturday.
England had already won vital games against Spain and China before playing out a bruising draw with South Korea last Friday.
20 years ago in Sydney, Australia, England reached their only previous World Cup semi final against the Netherlands.
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After going down to the Dutch, they ultimately finished fourth, narrowly beaten to the bronze medal by Korea who won the third place playoff 3-2.
Rogers who came on as a substitute in Monday’s match and has played a part in all of the pool matches will be hoping that the current crop can go one better and get a place in the final to play either Argentina or Germany.
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Rogers, a former Helena Romanes School pupil, plays her club Hockey in Leicester.