England have reached the Quarter Finals after Lisa Nepean scored a hat-trick in a 10-1 victory.
England 10-1 Switzerland
World Deaf Futsal Championship
Wednesday 14 November 2007
Lisa Nepean scored a hat-trick as England moved into the Quarter Finals following a 10-1 demolition of Switzerland.
With three wins and a walkover victory banked before Wednesday's game, England needed to continue their perfect run to ensure they finished as group winners.
The Three Lions started well and were the width of the post away from taking a third minute lead when Esther Maycock struck the upright.
But Julie Callaghan's side did not have to wait long for their opening goal which arrived three minutes later when Jess Everhurst tucked in a rebound after Maycock's shot was saved.
The lead was doubled within 60 seconds, Cath Eyley firing home from 15 yards after a clever one-two with Everhurst.
Nepean scored the first of her treble in the ninth minute after Annie Straw's looping pass caused chaos in the Swiss ranks.
Straw then got in on the act moments later as the roles were reversed, her header from Nepean's corner putting England 4-0 up.
The avalanche of goals kept coming with Everhurst adding a fifth a minute later.
Nepean then converted a rebound after Maycock's shot was spilled as England pressed hard on the accelerator. Laura Wiseman then cracked home as England reached a magnificent seven, but they were not content with single figures.
Sarah Page continued the rout with a deflected strike from distance before Lydia Docker made it 9-0 following a smart return pass from Wiseman.
It was unlikely England would be able to match their efforts after the break but in scoring their tenth goal on 32 minutes they became the first side to hit double figures in the tournament. It was Nepean who grabbed the goal, sliding a shot under the keeper to complete her hat-trick.
England conceded their first goal of the tournament a minute later but The Three Lions responded with Maycock hitting the post three times before the final whistle.
England face Denmark on Thursday - log on to TheFA.com for a full report.