Germany’s Eagles run up 17 goals against English rivals

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Germany’s Under-21 Eagles produced a superb series of results against England as they won three games out of three in London last weekend, scoring 17 goals in the process.

"The offensive focus of the team has paid off - in addition to the good performances in all three games - absolutely," said coach Valentin Altenburg. "17 goals in three matches speaks volumes!"

They opened up with a 5-1 win over the English, netting three times in the first half before completing the win in the second with goals from Jesper Kamlade (2), Luis Gill, Uhlenhorst Mulheim’s Malte Hellwig and Moritz Rothländer.

They scored two more in the second game, a 7-1 success with Mannheimer HC’s Teo Hinrichs starting the scoring. Henrik Mertgens added two before the end of the first quarter and another Uhlenhorst player, Laurens Halfmann added the fourth before England got on the board.

Yet another Mulheim player – one of four in total in the squad – Jan Schiffer stretched out the lead further and he also got the sixth and seventh late in the game.

They closed out the series on Sunday with a 5-3 win. It was 1-1 at half-time but second half goals from Hellwig, Michael Hummel and Mertgens built a 4-1 lead and Kamlade got his second of the game towards the end.