WOLFSBURG (AFP) - A freak long-range goal from Mexico forward Monica Ocampo saw the central Americans hold England to a 1-1 draw on Monday in their opening Group B match of the women's World Cup. The Atlanta Beat forward was well outside the England penalty area when she hit a long-range first-half effort which curled up towards the cloudless sky before dropping down into the top left hand-corner of the England net. Ocampo's effort in the 33rd minute was enough to share the points in Wolfsburg after England midfielder Fara Williams had earlier put the Three Lions ahead. "No excuses, we have played better and we will have to play better if we want to stay in this tournament," said England coach Hope Powell. "The goal flew in, didn't it, we would have expected the goalkeeper to save that, she is bitterly disappointed, we dominated up until that point, so we gave away a point." Leonardo Cuellar's Mexico face Group B leaders Japan in Leverkusen on Friday while England take on New Zealand in Dresden the same day. The Japanese lead the group after their 2-1 win over New Zealand earlier in the day. Powell's England side had got off to a fine start when Williams' looping header opened the scoring after just 21 minutes. An accurate cross from Birmingham City forward Karen Carney eluded the Mexican defence, but found Williams on the edge of the penalty box, who headed home.