Holcombe Hockey Club pair Dan Fox and Barry Middleton in bid to reach final for England
Holcombe pair Dan Fox and Barry Middleton will be lining up for England on Friday in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships.
England will face hosts Belgium for a place in the final.
The international pair have played a crucial role for England so far at the tournament in Belgium, both starting all three group games.
England opened their campaign with a 5-2 win over Poland on Sunday. The following day, England met Olympic and European silver medallists the Netherlands and they were two goals down before Middleton netted to reduce the deficit.
England were unable to get back on level terms and went into their final group game, against Ireland on Wednesday, needing a positive result.
Tom Carson scored twice for England, with the second goal being created by Middleton.
Ireland fought back, to make for a tense finish but a 2-2 draw was enough to send them through to the semi-finals..
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