England Women Secure Euros Bronze With Win Over Germany

England Women beat Germany 2-0 in the Bronze medal match at the Rabo EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam on Saturday to gain revenge for their earlier 1-0 pool game defeat. England were without Susannah Townsend, who sustained an ankle injury against the Netherlands in Thursday’s semi-final, but managed to score having ended up frustrated at their inability to penetrate the German defence in the pool match. Both teams created chances in a competitive first quarter, but with two quality goalkeepers on the pitch: England’s Maddie Hinch and Germany’s Julia Ciupka, the game was goalless after the first fifteen minutes. England...

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Futures Cup U17 Final Day Report

Saxon Tigers beat the Caledonian Cougars 4-3 in a shootout after a goalless draw in normal time to lift the Under-17 Girls’ title at the Futures Cup at Oaklands College in St. Albans on Saturday. Surbiton’s Autumn Brown scored the first goal from a penalty corner as Wessex Leopards beat Mercia Lynx 2-0 to finish third. Pennine Pumas beat the Celtic Jaguars 2-1 to finish fifth. In the Boys’ competition, Wessex Leopards beat Mercia Lynx 3-0 in the final. Surbiton’s Harry Gough and goalkeeper, Taylor Seager-Green were in the victorious Leopards squad. Pennine Pumas beat Saxon Tigers to finish third and Caledonian Cougars beat Celtic Jaguars 5-2 to finish fifth. More information can be found at the England Hockey Altius website. The Girls Under-17 tournament can be found here The Boys Under-17 tournament can be found...

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Futures Cup U15 Final Day Report

Surbiton’s Ella Burnley, Emily Leeson and Alice Grainger were in the Mercia Lynx squad which won the Under-15 Girls tournament at the Futures Cup at Oaklands College, St. Albans on Saturday. Burnley captained the team which beat Pennine Pumas 2-0 in the final. Wessex Leopards needed a shootout to beat Saxon Tigers 3-1 after a 1-1 draw in the third place playoff. Surbiton’s Alice Klugman equalised for Leopards from open play after Tigers took the lead. Klugman was unlucky not to score in the shootout but Surbiton’s Raph Robeson was in the Wessex goal to help her team to third place. Caledonian Cougars beat Celtic Jaguars 3-0 to claim fifth place. In the Under-15 Boys tournament, Surbiton’s Thomas Smith was a member of the champion Wessex Leopards squad which beat Pennine Pumas 4-2 in the final. Former Surbiton player, Xavier Teyletche, now at Repton was in the Pumas squad. Mercia Lynx just missed out on third place, going down 1-0 to Saxon Tigers. Celtic Jaguars beat Caledonian Cougars 4-3 in a thrilling fifth place playoff. More information can be found at the England Hockey Altius website. The Girls Under-15 tournament can be found here The Boys Under-15 tournament can be found...

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Scotland Women Suffer Euros Relegation Heartbreak

Scotland Women have been relegated to EuroHockey Championships II after losing their final Pool C game, 1-0 to the Czech Republic on Saturday. Scotland had been given a lifeline after Ireland crashed 7-2 to Spain in the preceding game, with Scotland just needing to win to stay up, but an excellent performance by Barbora Cechakova, the Czech goalkeeper and Scotland’s failure to convert 12 penalty corners saw them join the Czech Republic in the second tier in 2019. Scotland had an early warning of the Czechs’  potential, Klara Hanzlova’s shot rebounding off the outside of the left post in the fourth minute, with former Surbiton goalkeeper, Amy Gibson also needing to make occasional saves. Scotland dominated possession, but a combination of the solid Czech defence and Cechakova’s heroics saw Scotland’s frustration increase. The breakthrough came a minute before half time, another Gibson save this time sending the ball to Teresa Mejzlikova, who unleashed a shot from just inside the edge of the circle and found the backboard to the delight of the lowest ranked team in the tournament. Mejzlikova sported a blue protective mask after breaking her nose earlier in the tournament but forgot about the pain and inconvenience whilst celebrating the goal. Scotland had had another warning a short time before the goal bound attack when Surbiton’s Robyn Collins lost possession in front of the Scottish goal but...

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England Men To Face Germany For Euros Bronze

England Men were beaten 3-1 by the Netherlands in the second semi-final of the Rabo EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam and will take on Germany for the bronze medals at 12.30 pm BST on Sunday. Germany drew 2-2 with Belgium in the first semi-final, but lost out in the shootout 2-0. The Netherlands will be aiming to avenge their pool defeat, Belgium having won 5-0. Against the Netherlands, England began well and took the game to the hosts, Surbiton’s David Goodfield attacking both in the right corner of the 23 and just missing out on getting a final touch in the circle. Ollie Willars forced a save from the top of the circle in the seventh minute and five minutes later, David Condon forced a superb save from Dutch goalkeeper, Pirmin Blaak who moved to his left to deflect the ball away from goal. England goalkeeper, George Pinner had to kick the ball to safety towards the end of the first quarter. The Netherlands, who rotated their goalkeepers by quarter, Sam van der Ven taking over in goal for the second and fourth quarters, took the game by the scruff of the neck midway through the second quarter with two quick goals. First, Surbiton’s Brendan Creed misjudged a pass which was intercepted and resulted in a Dutch breakaway attack culminating in the Dutch forcing their first penalty corner of the...

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