Day 2 at the EuroHockey Men’s Trophy and Challenges

Posted On 14th May 2016

After another great day of European Hockey, here’s the latest round up of all our men’s competitions around Europe.

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

EuroHockey Club Trophy – Glasgow, Scotland

In Glasgow, things kicked off with a bang as Wales’s own Cardiff & Met made its presence known, storming Italy’s HC Bra, who was unable to discount any goals. 0-7 (0:2)

Banbridge came back fighting after being one goal down in the first half against HC Minsk. With two goals back to back in the beginning of the second half and two more later on, Banbridge secured its place at the top of Pool A. 4-1 (0:1)

A tight game from the Scottish host Bromac Kelburn and HC Rotweiss. Bromac managed to secure a draw in the second half. 1-1 (0:1)

EuroHockey Club Challenge I – Vienna, Austria

The first morning encounter in Vienna saw a close match between HC Servette and Stroitel Brest. Servette held fast to its second draw in the tournament thanks to a well-organised defense. 2-2 (1:1)

In the second match, Vinnitsa went out to win, scoring six goals in the first half, with a hat trick from Bogdan Kovalenko (#14). Mladost never lost its fighting spirit and pulled back three goals in the second half. Valiant effort, but the points went to Vinnitsa who is now at top of Pool A alongside Stroitel Brest, with seven points each. 4-6 (1:6)

AD Lousada rallied after yesterday’s 6-0 defeat, pulling off an impressive defeat of their own agains Hradec Kralove. 1-4 (0:2)

In the last match of the day, Arminen had to fight to the last minute to get the win. Whitchurch was equally determined but was not successful. 2-0 (1:0)

EuroHockey Club Challenge II – Bratislava, Slovakia

NSA Sofia stormed Ardas Rudamina in the tournament opener today, with an impressive four goals by Valentin Georgiev (#21), and a total 9 goals to win. 9-0 (3:0)

Slagelse HC controlled the game against Grammarians HC and secured the five points. 3-0 (2:0)

HK Marathon dominated the first half agains Inta Baltic Championgnons. The Lithuanian team made an effort to come back in the second half, and scored two goals, but Marathon held fast and secured the win. 5-2 (2:0)

In the last game of the day, the host SK Senkvice lost a three goal lead in the first half, as Gaziantep pushed hard in the second half to score three goals of their own and draw. 3-3 (3:0)

EuroHockey Club Challenge III – Predanovci, Slovenia

Highway HC and Napeos Apollon HC met for the first game today in Predanovci. The game was decided in the first half, and Highway HC walked away with the win. 2-1 (2:1)

Copenhagen Hockeyclub (DEN) and Nacka LHK (SWE) met in the second match, where after a scoreless first half, both teams pushed harder in the second half. Neither was able to gain the advantage, and finished with a draw. 2-2 (0:0)

After a contested first half which ended with a two goal draw, Lamas managed to push through and get the victory over the host, HK Triglav Predanovci. 4-2 (2:2)

EuroHockey Club Challenge IV – Kordin, Malta

The second day of the Challenge IV  saw the debut of the two last teams in the tournament. Greece’s Imittos HC met Finland’s HC Kilppari. Kilppari’s Simo Makela (#10) scored two goals in the first half. Imittos came back strong in the second half and persistence paid off as Stavros Sideridis (#16) scored two goals to equalise. 2-2 (0:2)

The second match saw Kringsja Sports Klubb meet Qormi HC. The Maltese were the stronger side from the beginning, getting two goals in by the first half. Kringsja managed to pull one back thanks to a penalty corner, but it was not enough to turn the game around. Qormi secured the win and the five coveted points. 1-3 (0:2)

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