Day 1 Round Up – EuroHockey Club Tournaments – Men

Posted On 13th May 2016

Today is the first day of our biggest hockey weekend, where we have 11 EuroHockey tournaments all over Europe.

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Here is the round-up of the Men’s events:

EuroHockey Club Trophy – Glasgow, Scotland

The first match of the tournament was a real game of two halves. HC Bra went in 2-1 up at half time. However Prague, having the larger squad, made a difference in the second half scoring five goals in the last twenty minutes of the match. 6-3 (1:2)

Banbridge (IRL) met HC Rotweiss Wettingen (SUI), in what was a very physical game with two well-matched teams. Banbridge kept up the pressure but was thwarted by the Wettingen keeper, man of the match Michael Kaufeler. The Irish side managed to equalise late in the game. 2-2 (1:2)

HC Minsk was met by the host, Bromac Kelburne. It was an even first half, with Minsk taking the advantage. However, the hosts kept up the pressure and it paid off as they walked away with a fought for victory. 1-2 (1:0)

EuroHockey Club Challenge I – Vienna, Austria

The first match of the day came as heavy rain receded, with HC OKS-SHVSM Vinnitsa (UKR) tied with Servette HC (SUI). The match was tied at halftime and it looked like Vinnitsa had the game, but a late goal guaranteed the draw.  3-3 (1:1)

The second match paired HAHK Mladost (CRO) and Stroitel Brest (BLR). The Belarusian team dominated most of the game, and bested Mladost who pushed until the very end. 2-3 (0:2)

Whitchurch HC (WAL) and  TJ Slavia Hradec Kralove (CZE) had a scoreless first half. Hradec Kralove gained the advantage in the second half, scoring two goals within five minutes. A yellow card left Kralove one man down for the last ten minutes, but Whitchurch was unable to turn it around in time. 1-2 (0-0)

The final match of day one saw hosts SV Arminen put on a show for the home crowd, beating AD Lousada with 3 goals in each half. 6-0 (3-0)

EuroHockey Club Challenge II – Bratislava, Slovakia

Gibraltar’s Gramarians HC met Bulgaria’s NSA Sofia for the opening game. It was a well balanced game, with Gibraltar taking an early lead, but NSA managed to equalise and hold on to a draw. 2-2 (1:0)

Slagelse and Ardas Rudamina put on an exciting show for the crowd today, with the Danish team taking an early lead in the first half. Not to be deterred, Ardas Rudamina ended the first half up by a goal. Slagelse came back in the second half to score three more goals, netting the win. 4-2 (1:2)

Gaziantep Polis Gucu SK fell to HK Marathon in a close game this afternoon. 1-2 (1:1).

Lastly, host SK Senkvice had a comfortable win over Inta Baltic Champignons with three goals in the first half. 3-0 (3:0)

EuroHockey Club Challenge III – Predanovci, Slovenia

Napeos Apollon HC (GRE) met SZLG DSE – Olcote HC (HUN) for the first game of this tournament. After a scoreless first half, the Greek side rallied and netted two goals and their first five points. 2-0 (0:0)

The second match of the day saw Portugal’s Clube de Futebol Uniao de Lamas  take on Sweden’s Nacka LHK. Nacka took the lead in the ninth minute and was up at the end of the first half. However, Lamas’s Pedro Pinto (#14) had other plans and equalised at 43 minutes and once more for the win at 64 minutes. 2-1 (0:1)

The last match of the day saw the host, HK Triglav Predanovci fall to a formidable Danish side, Copenhagen HC. HK Triglav opened the score in the 21st minute but it was all Copenhagen from there on.  2-6 (1:2)

EuroHockey Club Challenge IV – Kordin, Malta

Malta’s Qormi HC and Finland’s Seinjoki United met in the first match of the day. Quormi narrowly maintained its lead at the end of the first half. They rallied in the second half and secured their victory, to the delight of the home crowd. 4-3 (2:1)

The second Maltese/Finnish match up of the day saw hosts Sliema Hotsticks and HC Kilppari. This time, the Finnish side came out victorious. After a goalless first half, the second half kicked off with two goals in two minutes. Kilppari managed to score once again minutes before the end to secure the win. 2-1 (0-0)

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