Ards Ladies HC is undefeated in Budapest

23rd February 2014

The last day of the EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge I in Budapest began this morning with the last matches deciding which teams will be promoted, and who will be relegated.
The day began with  Howardian HC and HC Bask , with the Welsh ladies easily taking the win with a final result 5-0 (2-0).
The second match between Lisbon Casuals HC and Amator Gyeplabda Sportegyesulet gave the Portuguese ladies their second victory of the tournament with a final result of 7-2 (2-1).
The leader of the pool, HC Zrinjevac met Partille SC who finished 3rd in yesterday’s standings. In a closely guarded game, neither side conceded many goals, but Partille SC did not manage to get the victory they needed, as HC Zrinjevac won 2-1(1-1).
Howardian HC met Ards Ladies in the fourth match of the day, with the Irish club eager to keep their second place, as they are on course for promotion. They took an early lead in the first half, scoring 3 goals. Howardian HC kept fighting and managed to score twice in the second half, but so dis Ards LHC. They won the match 2-5 (0-3).
The host Amator Gyeplabda Sportegyesulet met HK Bask, with both teams trying to attain their first victory of the tournament. But while the host ended the first half with a 3 goal lead, HK Bask matched them in the second half, bringing the final result to a 3-3 (3-0) draw.
Partille SC met Lisbon Casuals HC in the penultimate game of the day and sealed its third place position with a victory of 5-2 (1-2).
The 2 leaders of the tournament met today in the last match of the day, a very fitting ‘final’. Hockey Club Zrinjevac have won all their games so far and so have Ards LHC, with only a 2 goal difference giving HC Zrinjevac the edge. In a lively match, Ards LHC were quick to take the lead in the first half, and secured their victory in the second half, winning the match 3-7 (1-3) and finishing  tournament at the top of the table, undefeated.

Final Ranking

Ranking Team
1   Ards Ladies HC (IRL) Promoted to EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Trophy, Women, 2015
2   Hockey Club Zrinjevac (CRO) Promoted to EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Trophy, Women, 2015
3  Partille SC (SWE)
4   Howardian LHC (WAL)
5  Lisbon Casuals Hockey Club (POR)
6   Amator Gyeplabda Sportegyesulet (HUN) Relegated to Indoor Club Champions Challenge II, Women, 2015
7   HK BASK (SRB) Relegated to Indoor Club Champions Challenge II, Women, 2015
Single Pool

Team Pl W D L GD Pts
  Ards Ladies HC 6 6 0 0 31 30
  Hockey Club Zrinjevac 6 5 0 1 25 25
 Partille SC 6 4 0 2 19 22
  Howardian LHC 6 3 0 3 8 17
 Lisbon Casuals Hockey Club 6 2 0 4 2 10
  Amator Gyeplabda Sportegyesulet 6 0 1 5 -34 2
  HK BASK 6 0 1 5 -51 2




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