Crista Cullen helps England to Euro bronze medal

Digital D1 | 16 Mar 2003 | 128045-15 | Neil Medhurst | Sports Mercury | Fyffes Leicester v Trojans : Christa Cullen(Fyffes Leicester)
Digital D1 | 16 Mar 2003 | 128045-15 | Neil Medhurst | Sports Mercury | Fyffes Leicester v Trojans : Christa Cullen(Fyffes Leicester)

CRISTA Cullen has helped England claim bronze at hockey’s European Championships.

They won 2-1 in their third-place play-off against Spain on Saturday.

“Bronze medal is better than no medal but still disappointed,” the Boston-born full back wrote on Twitter.

England were knocked out in the semi-finals by eventual champions the Netherlands, going down 2-0.

Cullen, who has also represented Great Britain at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, started all five games, scoring both goals as her side beat hosts Germany 2-0.

England also beat Belgium 4-0 and Ireland 3-1 to top their group, before being beaten by the Netherlands in the semis.

Cullen, 26, plays for Leicester.