England finished third in Pool B on day one of the HSBC New Zealand Sevens after losing 7-19 to USA in their final group match.
They will face France in the Challenge Trophy quarter-finals on Saturday 26 January at 22:06 (GMT), live on Sky Sports Arena.
It was USA’s captain Maddison Hughes who struck first opening up the scoring early on but it was only one unconverted try that separated the two teams going into the break.
Three minutes into the second half Stephen Tomasin increased USA’s lead by seven points but England were back in the game after some neat teamwork from Dan Bibby and Will Muir sent Dan Norton over for his first try of the tournament.
It was not enough for Amor’s men’s as their hopes of a win were shattered when speedster Carlin Isles got the ball out wide and went over the line to secure his side a spot in the Cup quarter-finals.
In their opening game of the tournament England suffered a narrow 10-12 loss to Samoa.
Samoa were first to put points on the scoreboard through Elisapeta Alofipo followed moments later by another from Alatasi Tupou.
Trailing 12-0 at the break England fought back with exceptional footwork from Bowen but Tom Mitchell was unable to convert.
An offload from Ollie Lindsay-Hague to Richard de Carpentier sent him over and narrowed the deficit to 12-10 but a second missed conversion gave Samoa the edge.
Not sure you'll see a better crossfield kick than that, Incredible!— World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) January 26, 2019
Tom Mitchell finds Tom Bowen with a brilliant long ball pass to setup superb try for @EnglandRugby at the #NZSevens pic.twitter.com/I4qIs5E10s
They followed that up with a 36-7 win over Tonga in their second game of Pool B in Hamilton.
Tonga were first to score through Tana Fotofili and with Phil Burgess sent to the sin bin England were down to six men early on.
Unphased, England responded through an impressive display of strength fromBibby to level the score to 7-7 at the break.
Moments after half-time England’s youngsters Muir and Charlton Kerr both crossed to increase the score-line with tries of their own before Burgess set up Bowen.
In the final minutes of play Ryan Olowofela found space and danced over the line before Bowen crossed for his second of the game and sealed victory.
“It’s been a disappointing day for us results-wise,” said England Men Sevens captain Tom Mitchell.
“We just did too many fundamental things below our standards and it wasn’t good enough in what was always going to be a tough and challenging group.
“We will aim to be much better tomorrow and we will stay tight and come back fighting.”
England 10-12 Samoa
Tries: Tom Bowen, Richard de Carpentier
England 36-7 Tonga
Tries: Dan Bibby, Will Muir, Charlton Kerr, Tom Bowen (2), Ryan Olowofela
England 7-19 USA
Tries: Dan Norton