Canada Men including Surbiton’s Richard Hildreth, just missed out on Pan American Cup glory, going down 2-0 to Argentina in the final in Lancaster, USA on Saturday evening. The game was delayed due to lightning storms in the area which had caused the bronze medal match between the hosts, United States and Trinidad & Tobago to be suspended with eight minutes to play. The United States were leading 2-0 at the time of suspension and went on to win 3-0. First half goals from Argentina’s Ignacio Ortiz and Lucas Vila in the 5th and 25th minutes were enough for Argentina to retain the cup. Hildreth came on as a fourth minute substitute for Canada. More information about the tournament can be found in the Match Centre section of the FIH website here or in the Pan American Hockey Federation website here Match reports can be found at the Field Hockey Canada website...Read More
Scotland Men came from 1-0 down to beat Wales 2-1 in the final of the EuroHockey Championships II on home turf in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon. With both teams having clinched promotion after winning their semi-finals on Friday, the Celtic nations provided a more defensive battle compared with the high scoring heroics the day before. Wales took the lead in the 18th minute when James Carson converted a penalty corner. Scotland could have fallen further behind in the 41st minute when Owain Dolan Gray deflected the ball over goalkeeper, David Forrester but the goal was ruled out after the...Read More
Scotland Men are back in the top tier of European hockey for the first time since 2005 after beating Russia 4-3 in a thrilling EuroHockey Championships II semi-final in Glasgow on Friday. Scotland seemed to have sewn up their place in the top flight having built up a 4-0 lead with eleven minutes left, but Russia, who came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Wales, scored three late goals to give the hosts a few anxious moments. Both sides battled in the first half, but the breakthrough came one minute before half time, Kenny Bain giving Scotland the lead from a penalty corner. In the 36th minute, Ben Cosgrove doubled Scotland’s lead running to the centre of the circle before finishing from short range shadowed by Russian defenders. Just before the end of the third quarter, Cameron Fraser pounced on a penalty corner rebound from Surbiton’s Alan Forsyth to bring the ball down with an overhead stick and force the ball over the goalline. In the 49th minute, Surbiton’s Chris Grassick found Forsyth beyond the right post, Forsyth scoring Scotland’s fourth goal with an angled shot into the goal. Russia appeared dead and buried, but just as against Wales, they mounted a comeback which this time just fell short. A minute after Scotland led 4-0, Semen Matkovskiy’s penalty corner shot began the comeback, the Russians wanting to hurry...Read More
Wales Men, seeded seventh at the EuroHockey Championships II in Glasgow based on their World Ranking of 32, have been promoted to the top tier of the Championships for 2019 after coming out on top 4-3 over France in a semi-final thriller on Friday afternoon. Wales took the lead in the 13th minute, former Surbiton player Rupert Shipperley deflecting the ball past Arthur Thieffry in the French goal. France were level ten minutes later thanks to Gaspard Baumgarten, but James Carson’s run into the French 23 and finish from the right of the circle three minutes into the third quarter restored the Welsh lead at 2-1. Surbiton’s Gareth Furlong had found the French penalty corner defence tough to penetrate, but finally succeeded with eight minutes to play, seemingly giving Wales the upper hand with a 3-1 lead. However, with four minutes to play, and France having utilised a kicking back, they were rewarded when Victor Charlet converted a penalty corner to reduce the Welsh advantage to 3-2. With two minutes remaining, Luke Hawker converted a penalty corner against a defence without a goalkeeper and it seemed that Wales were finally on course for the EuroHockey top flight. But not only did Guillaume Deront once more reduce the lead to 4-3, but France forced a succession of penalty corners before with 21 seconds remaining, and amid French forward protests, Wales...Read More
Canada Men including Surbiton’s Richard Hildreth, reached the Pan American Cup final in Lancaster, USA after knocking out the hosts 4-3 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw in normal time on Thursday night. Both goals came from penalty corners, Gordon Johnston giving Canada an eighth minute lead only for Paul Singh to equalise for the United States six minutes later. Johnston also scored for Canada in the shootout with Keegan Pereira, Balraj Panesar and Floris van Son also successful, Sukhi Panesar failed to score from Canada’s third attempt. Pat Harris scored from the United States’ first attempt before Deegan Huisman and Ajai Dhadwal, the United States captain failed with the second and third attempts. Tyler Sundeen and Aki Kaeppler both scored but it wasn’t enough. Hildreth was in Canada’s starting line-up. Canada will meet Argentina in the final at 10.45 pm on Saturday (BST). Argentina beat Trinidad & Tobago 8-1 in the first semi-final. More information about the tournament can be found in the Match Centre section of the FIH website here or at the Pan American Hockey Federation website here There are also match reports at the Field Hockey Canada website...Read More
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- England Men Lose Seven Goal Thriller To Germany 21/08/2017
- England Women Lose 1-0 To Germany At Euros 20/08/2017
- Scotland Women Held To Goalless Draw By Ireland 20/08/2017
- England Men Hit Poland For Six At Euros In Amsterdam 20/08/2017
Just so you know
With the start of the league season only a few weeks away, Play Day returns on Saturday the 2nd September. Play Day is not just for returning members - everyone is
With the start of the league season only a few weeks away, Play Day returns on Saturday the 2nd September.
Play Day is not just for returning members – everyone is welcome. If you are looking for somewhere to play your hockey next season, then come down to get a taste of what Surbiton is all about.
Alongside the hockey, the Tea Hut and BBQ will be running throughout the day to keep you all refreshed and energised.
Additionally, preseason friendlies for both the Men’s and Ladies’ 1st XI will give you the opportunity to see the national league champions in action.
Play Day will give you a great chance to get ready for the start of the season and socialise with your team-mates.
11am-1pm: Ladies’ session
12pm: L1 vs University of Birmingham
1pm: EGM (Election of Vice Captain)
1:15pm-3:15pm: Men’s session
4pm: M1 vs Teddington
And best of all, admission is free!
(Saturday) 11:00 - 18:00
Surbiton Hockey Club
Sugden Road, Long Ditton KT7 0AE