Russia and hosts Bulgaria are promoted to the top flight

8th July 2019

Russia is the winner of the 2019 EuroHockey 5s Championship II U16 (Boys) in Albena after a convincing victory against Bulgaria with 10:1.

  • Match 1: Luxembourg vs Georgia (5th – 8th place)

The first game of the day kicked off with Luxembourg up against Georgia. It was a very tight game but Luxembourg pulled through and won the game 2:0.

  • Match 2: Armenia vs Finland (5th – 8th place)

For the second game of the day, we had Finland vs Armenia. This was a very entertaining game with Finland scoring another last minute goal to win 4:3.

  • Match 3: Russia vs Gibraltar (SF1)

Despite having lost to Russia badly on day 1, Gibraltar bounced back and put up a huge fight in the first semi-final. The end result ended 3:2 to Russia.

  • Match 4:  Slovenia vs Bulgaria (SF2)

Bulgaria came out firing in the second semi-final and played some really good hockey. Bulgaria ended winning the game comfortably 11:4.

  • Match 5: Georgia vs Armenia (7th/8th place)

This was a very close game until the final third which saw Georgia’s energy come through and win 4:2.

  • Match 6: Luxembourg vs Finland (5th/6th place)

Again a very entertaining game to watch with Finland beating Luxembourg 4:3.

  • Match 7: Gibraltar vs Slovenia (3rd/4th place)

Gibraltar played Slovenia to see who would claim 3rd place in the tournament.  Slovenia played very well but Gibraltar in the final third dominated and won the game 8:3.

  • Match 8: Russia vs Bulgaria (Final)

The final was played between hosts Bulgaria and Russia. Russia played very well and dominated the game which saw them winning the tournament and being crowned Champions. The final score ended at 10:1.

The best goalkeeper of the tournament was Louis Collignon from Luxembourg. The top goalscorer and best player was Anton Noshin from Russia. The best defender was Dmitry Bereza from Russia.

Final Ranking:

Team Code Final Standing
 Russia RUS 1
 Bulgaria BUL 2
 Gibraltar GIB 3
 Slovenia SLO 4
 Finland FIN 5
 Luxembourg LUX 6
 Georgia GEO 7
 Armenia ARM 8

Pictures: Emilia Vitanova

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