Despite Scotland's shaky start, the match proved a highly entertaining occasion for a crowd approaching 1,000. It was competitive, too - as Scotland demonstrated with a final quarter revival that featured excellent goals from distance by Invicta's Callum Bailey and the very promising junior Finlay Nesbitt.
England set the tone early on, goalkeeper Peter Pickford's smart save sparking a counter-attack which led to the first of three goals by Jordan Elliot.
At 3-0, Chris Campbell struck the England crossbar with a penalty, but it was Campbell who eventually claimed his team's first goal just before the end of the second period from a man-up chance.
The England lead moved from 5-1 to 8-2 in the third period and there was a great goal from England captain and 2012 Olympian Rob Parker at the start of the last before the Scots had the final say.
England: Peter Pickford, Dan Paddon (1 goal), Chris Armstrong, Matt Madden, Joel Leighton, Jordan Elliot (3), Lewis Daly, Tom Curwen (1), Rob Parker (2), Jake Vincent (1), Ryan Padbury (1), Joel Abbott, Tom Manley. Scotland: Bojan Donevski, Callum Bailey (1), Josh Brown (1), Chris Campbell (1), Neilson Rutherford, Ben Scott, Mario Alvarez, Lorcan Morgan, Matt Crighton, Finlay Nesbitt (1), Ali Campbell, Fraser Rutherford. Referees: Damien Taylor, Max Gerasimov. Delegate: Steve O'Brien (Ireland).
Photo (Trevor Hyde): Scotland under pressure at Ponds Forge.