London Cup: England women take title with victory over South Africa

Sam Quek of England
Sam Quek celebrates netting England's winner against South Africa

Sam Quek scored the winning goal seven minutes from time as England beat South Africa 2-1 in the final of the London Cup in the Olympic Park.

The Reading defender fired home following a penalty corner in a tight second half to settle the match.

Nicola White gave England a first-half lead by flicking in following another penalty corner but Jade Mayne levelled before the break.

England's men also won the tournament, beating Ireland in a penalty shootout.

The hosts won 4-2 on penalty flicks after a 2-2 draw.

Both England teams will compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month.

Women's captain Kate Richardson-Walsh said her side had taken "some small steps forward".

She added on Sky Sports: "We knew this would be a tough time, we were looking to build confidence and have done that."

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