England’s men retained their position in the top tier of European hockey after a 3-0 win over Scotland.
Danny Kerry’s men were the driving force in the game against a Scotland side who put on a good show, only to be undone by two goals from Sam Ward and another from Ashley Jackson.
Having been very disappointed not to make the semi finals, England’s men did what was required by beating Ireland and Scotland to finish fifth overall.
So while it was not the tournament the team wanted, they finished in a satisfactory fashion.
Later in the year, players from both of today’s teams will come together for Great Britain’s men as they play in a two-legged Olympic qualifier on home soil in late October / early November.
The British women also face the same route to Tokyo, and the draw is anticipated to be made in the second week of September.