Barry Middleton of England and Alex Shaw of New Zealand during the match between England and New Zealand during day three of the Champions Trophy at State Netball Hockey Centre on December 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
After a disappointing loss yesterday England’s fortunes didn’t improve today with another 6-1 defeat, this time against hosts and world number one side, Germany. The defending Olympic champions were in fine form as they outplayed England for most of the game. The only goal for England came from captain Barry Middleton in the 55th minute, but with four goals already to their name, a German victory was inevitable.