Home team look ahead after 52-0 hammering by England In Spain, Primera Liga side Cadiz have a famous song sung by their supporters: 'Alcohol, alcohol, alcohol. We came here to get drunk and the result doesn't matter at all.' Hong Kong fans could have been singing the same yesterday after their side's 52-0 loss to England in pool B. Even the most optimistic supporter knew they were always going to be on a hiding to nothing against one of the great sevens exponents - so there was no point in getting too depressed about the result. The bottom line was that when Hong Kong trotted out to face the tournament favourites their only realistic aim was only ever to compete and enjoy the occasion. This they did against an England side who in all departments were always going to be the better team. The young, inexperienced side facing old, grizzled sevens veterans such as Ben Gollings and Henry Paul were always going to come out second best. But to their credit they held their own until the midway point of the first half when the English started to find their rhythm and the floodgates opened. The second half was like the Alamo with Hong Kong penned in their own half, desperately trying to quell wave after wave of England attacks. By the end David Strettle had run in four tries for the English, while Gollings, Mathew Tait, Dan Luger and Ben Russell grabbed one apiece. Gollings kicked six conversions. From a Hong Kong point of view however, the positives were that all six debutants in the squad played and that after meeting a team with such power and pace, everyone to a man fronted-up. 'We knew we were always going to be behind the eight ball playing England first off,' Hong Kong coach Rod McIntosh said. 'But we had no illusions coming into the match. The fact is though that we turned a negative situation into a positive one. Okay we were playing one of the best teams of the tournament and they were going to be too strong for us but what a great opportunity it was for the players. 'It's not often you get to play against players of England's calibre, so the guys went out there to give it their best shot, embrace the challenge and enjoy the moment. In the development of these players it's another step, and that all six new members of the squad got playing time today was essential. Even to get a small taste of what it is like to play against a team as good as England is of enormous benefit.' Winnable games now lie ahead and the real challenges start today for Hong Kong when they play Canada and the United States. With a more a level playing field, these are really the games that matter. 'We'll review today's game and go into our matches against Canada and the United States with confidence,' Hong Kong captain Alex Gibbs said. 'I think the guys will learn a lot from our match with England. We're building for the future and it'll have been a good experience for all concerned. 'We now have to try and take it a step further. We have set ourselves certain goals for the tournament and now that the England game is out of the way we have to keep going forward.' England knew all too well that they too would face much stiffer challenges over the weekend and started the game with Paul, captain Simon Amor, and the mercurial Tom Varndell on the bench. Hong Kong started well but all Gollings needed was a half-gap to sprint in from 40 yards. England's physicality, as much as their speed, was now causing the SAR side problems and quick turnover ball saw Strettle race in from the half-way line. Tait then left the Hong Kong defence chasing shadows to score easily and leave the field at half-time 21-0 up. After the interval England showed the huge strength they have in depth by bringing on former internationals Paul and Luger, as if they weren't already playing well enough, and there was just no let-up for Hong Kong. Despite defending valiantly and always putting their bodies on the line, England kept on coming and three more tries for Strettle, and one each for Luger and Russell rounded off what was a routine day at the office for them. The true potential of this Hong Kong team will be measured today.