EuroHockey 2015: England women beat Italy to make semis

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EuroHockey 2015: Italy 0-2 England
EuroHockey Championships
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Dates: 21-30 August
Coverage: All England, Scotland and Ireland matches live on BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website, tablets, mobiles and app, plus selected commentaries on Radio 5 live sports extra.

England women have qualified for the EuroHockey semi-finals after a 2-0 victory over Italy on Monday.

Helen Richardson-Walsh scored her second goal of the tournament from close range at the end of the third quarter to help seal consecutive wins.

Nicola White added a second a minute from the end as Alex Danson missed a second-half penalty.

Danny Kerry's side face unbeaten Germany in their final Pool B game on Wednesday.

The defending European champions beat Scotland 2-1 earlier in the day, Nikki Kidd scoring a late penalty corner for the Scots.

England head coach Kerry said: "We made the Italian keeper look good, but once we went back to what we've been working on in training we got our rewards."

England beat Scotland 2-1 in their opening game at London's Olympic Park. The semi-finals take place on Friday.

Women's Pool BPWDLFAGDPts
Germany22006156
England22004136
Scotland200224-20
Italy200206-60

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