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See Hollie On The Victoria Derbyshire Show via BBC iPlayer

Surbiton’s Hollie Webb along with a number of Great Britain’s Olympic Gold Medal Hockey appeared on a special edition of the Victoria Derbyshire show to reminisce about the historic victory and explain how much hard work was finally rewarded.

More information can be found here at the England Hockey website.
The page includes a link to the programme on the BBC iPlayer, but please bear in mind that following recent legislation, all viewers will be asked for confirmation that they have a TV licence to be able to view.
Colin Pike

Honours Even In M1 Derby At Wimbledon

Honours were even in an exciting London derby at King’s College School as Surbiton Men fought back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 on Saturday evening.
With Holcombe beating previous leaders, Hampstead and Westminster 3-1, Wimbledon went to the top of the table, with Beeston set to play on Sunday.
Surbiton gave a debut to new Australian signing, Luke Noblett, who joined the club from Sutherland District on Monday.
In torrential rain conditions, Surbiton took a tenth minute lead, Liam Ansell scoring from open play.
However the reigning Men’s Hockey League champions took control with two goals in a five minute spell.
Simon Mantell levelled in the 27th minute with Ian Sloan giving Wimbledon the lead in the 32nd minute, both goals coming from penalty corners to leave Surbiton trailing 2-1 at the break.
When Mantell added Wimbledon’s third goal from open play in the 43rd minute, it seemed that the hosts were going to continue … read more

L1 Back On Top After 3-0 Win At Canterbury

Surbiton Ladies returned to the top of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division after a convincing 3-0 win at Canterbury was combined with previous leaders, Holcombe’s first defeat of the season, 1-0 at home to East Grinstead on Saturday.
Surbiton and East Grinstead, the last two unbeaten teams in the top flight are separated by just goal difference with Surbiton having a four better difference to the West Sussex club.
However both teams will be looking over their shoulders as only two points separate first from fifth.
At a sunny Polo Farm, Surbiton gave Lucy Holder a first team debut and dominated the game from the start.
Beckie Middleton, Sarah Page and Surbiton captain, Sarah Haycroft all caused early problems for the Canterbury defence, with Hannah Martin shooting past the right post in the seventh minute.
The pressure on the Canterbury defence was only eased by free hit awards and tackling in the circle … read more

M1 Face London Derby At Wimbledon On Saturday Evening

Surbiton Men, who moved up to fourth place in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division last weekend after a 4-2 home win against East Grinstead, make the short trip to New Malden to take on local rivals Wimbledon on Saturday (5.30 pm).
Wimbledon, the reigning champions for the last two seasons, dropped to second after being held to a 2-2 home draw by Beeston.
London rivals, Hampstead and Westminster took advantage to go top on goal difference over both Wimbledon and Beeston.
Surbiton are three points off the lead and after an unlucky start where they lost 3-2 at Holcombe on opening day, they showed their character to come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Hampstead and Westminster, and have started to find their form.
An entertaining 5-3 home win over Canterbury was followed by the win over East Grinstead, Surbiton coming from behind on both occasions to secure both sets of three points.
In … read more

L1 Visit Canterbury On Saturday Afternoon

Surbiton Ladies visit their closest rivals over the last three seasons, Canterbury on Saturday afternoon (push back 2 pm).
All three of Surbiton’s Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division triumphs have been with final victories over the Polo Farm club, although the margin has got closer over the years, Surbiton needing a shootout after a goalless draw to win their third title last season.
A depleted Canterbury squad beat Surbiton at this year’s EuroHockey Club Champions Cup in Bilthoven, winning 3-2 to clinch fifth place.
However, Canterbury’s squad has genuinely become depleted since last season with several players having left, including Jen Wilson and Susie Rowe who are now with Conference East club, Sevenoaks; and Dirkie Chamberlain and Susannah Townsend, now playing in Belgium with La Gantoise.
French signing, Victorine Vankemmel, who joined from Lille Metropole was on target against Slough on the first day of October, otherwise Canterbury have had to rely on … read more

M1 Up To Fourth After Comeback Win Over East Grinstead

Surbiton Men once more showed their resilience, coming back from 1-0 down to beat East Grinstead 4-2 at Sugden Road on Sunday to move up to fourth in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division.
Surbiton are now just three points off the lead with new leaders Hampstead & Westminster heading Wimbledon and Beeston on goal difference.
Hampstead beat Brooklands Manchester University 2-1 to take advantage of Wimbledon’s 2-2 home draw with Beeston.
East Grinstead dropped to fifth on goal difference behind Surbiton but both clubs have played a game more than sixth placed Holcombe, whose league game at Loughborough Students was postponed due to Holcombe’s EHL exploits.
Holcombe beat Poznan 8-1 but lost 2-1 to Kampong in Banbridge, Ireland  to miss out on qualification for the knockout stages.
Surbiton started their third home game in a row well with both Arjan Drayton Chana and David Goodfield posing early attacking threats to the East Grinstead defence.

Surbiton’s … read more

L1 Drop To Third After 1-1 Draw With East Grinstead

Surbiton Ladies became the latest team to fail to hold on to top spot in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division, dropping to third after being held to a 1-1 home draw by East Grinstead.
Holcombe are the new leaders following their 4-1 home win over Slough on Saturday evening, taking over from Clifton Robinsons who temporarily returned to the top after their 2-1 home win over Bowdon Hightown on Saturday afternoon.
Surbiton had gone top following a 5-0 win at Bowdon Hightown the previous week, but found East Grinstead, who started the day in third place a tougher proposition.
East Grinstead included Olympic Gold medalist Laura Unsworth in their squad, and after absorbing some early pressure, posed an attacking threat of their own although the Surbiton defence coped.
A sweeping passing move out of defence culminated in the opening goal in the tenth minute, Jenna Woolven scoring her first goal of the … read more

The Colin Bell Porch Is Officially Opened

Surbiton Hockey Club  was delighted that our new porch was formally opened on Saturday 1 October by the Honourable the Mayor of Elmbridge, Tannia Shipley.

Club Treasurer, Keith Wallis, noted that “the Club was extremely grateful to the Mayor for making time from her busy schedule to visit us for the opening but also grateful to an “Old Member” who had generously funded the cost of the rebuilding.
He added “The member in question wishes to remain anonymous but has requested that the porch be named in the memory of Colin Bell with whom he enjoyed many happy years at SHC.”
 L.R. (Colin) Bell was an enormous presence at SHC and was almost solely responsible for re-forming the Club in 1922 following its closure during the First World War and again restarting our activities after the Second World War.
In the many roles he held from Honorary Treasurer in 1926, Club secretary in 1930, Fixtures … read more

M1 Take On East Grinstead On Sunday Afternoon

Surbiton Men, who won their first Men’s Hockey League Premier Division match of the season last Saturday night in a 5-3 thriller with Canterbury, welcome fourth placed East Grinstead to Sugden Road on Sunday (push back 2 pm).
East Grinstead have re-signed Ashley Jackson from Holcombe, Jackson scoring twice in his side’s 3-1 home win over Brooklands Manchester University last Sunday.
East Grinstead had also had to battle before overcoming Canterbury 4-3 in Kent in the second week of the season having been held to a 2-2 home draw by Reading on the opening day of the season, Edward Carson scoring for the visitors in the penultimate minute.
Surbiton, currently in sixth, unluckily lost 3-2 at Holcombe on the opening day of the season then showed true character to come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Hampstead and Westminster.
Wimbledon and Beeston take part in a top of the table clash in South West London, … read more

L1 Host East Grinstead On Saturday Afternoon

Reigning champions, Surbiton Ladies, who moved to the top of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division table for the first time this season after a 5-0 win at Bowdon Hightown last weekend, host third placed East Grinstead to Sugden Road on Saturday (push back 2 pm).
Surbiton and East Grinstead, along with second placed Holcombe are all on seven points and are all unbeaten after three league matches.
Both Surbiton and East Grinstead have experience of dethroning the league leaders this season, Surbiton having beaten the University of Birmingham 3-2 in week two, whilst East Grinstead beat Clifton Robinsons 3-1 last Saturday.
Surbiton will be aiming to be the first team to stay at the top for more than a week in a division where the race for the top of the table has recently become a game of musical chairs.
After beating Reading 2-0 at home on the opening day of the … read more

M1 Overcome Resolute Canterbury

Surbiton Men finally won their first Men’s Hockey League Premier Division match at the third attempt but had to battle past a determined Canterbury squad with a 5-3 victory on Saturday evening.
In wet weather, Surbiton found themselves behind for the third week running when Tom Bean gave the visitors an eighth minute lead.
A minute later, parity was restored when David Goodfield replied, both goals coming from open play.

Surbiton’s David Goodfield scores his first goal for Surbiton against Canterbury on Saturday evening. Photo: Tim Reder Photography
In the 25th minute, Goodfield was on target again to give Surbiton a 2-1 lead, only for Harry Roberts to equalise for Canterbury on the half hour.
The lead changed direction yet again when William Heywood put Canterbury 3-2 ahead just four minutes into the second half.

Surbiton’s Liam Ansell and David Goodfield reach for a high ball during Saturday’s clash. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
In the 42nd minute, … read more

L1 Go Top Of Premier Division After 5-0 Win At Bowdon

Surbiton Ladies became the third team to top the Investec Women’s Hockey League in as many weeks after winning 5-0 at Bowdon Hightown.
The win, combined with Clifton Robinson’s 3-1 defeat at East Grinstead leaves Surbiton ahead of second placed Holcombe and third placed East Grinstead on goal difference with all three teams on seven points.
Surbiton took fifteen players to Altrincham, Izzy Petter having to withdraw due to early morning illness.
Emily Atkinson, a regular member of the squad was replaced by Abi Robinson, who returned to the squad after missing the home game against the University of Birmingham.
In locally dry conditions, Surbiton were in the ascendancy from the start, Jo Hunter and Hannah Martin combining early before Hunter forced Surbiton’s first penalty corner in the fourth minute.
Beckie Middleton’s deflection of Robyn Collins’ shot was enough to beat Bowdon goalkeeper, Caroline Evans and give the visitors the lead.
Thirty seconds later, Surbiton were … read more

M1 Host Canterbury on Saturday Evening

Surbiton Men will be hoping for their first Men’s Hockey League Premier Division victory of the season when they host Canterbury at Sugden Road on Saturday evening (6 pm).
Surbiton have been unlucky to have just accumulated a single point from their first two matches after losing 3-2 at Holcombe a fortnight ago and then coming from 2-0 down to salvage a point at home to Hampstead & Westminster in a 2-2 draw.
The equaliser came from Matt Daly, who starts a new challenge with MHL Conference East club, Teddington this weekend, after sixteen years of loyal service to Surbiton Hockey Club.
Visitors Canterbury, who avoided relegation from the top flight via the Promotion Tournament last season have made a dreadful start, losing 7-2 at Hampstead before going down 4-3 at home to East Grinstead.
Tom Bean and Craig Boyne have both scored in the first two matches, Kris Glass converting a penalty corner … read more

L1 Travel To Bowdon Hightown On Saturday

Surbiton Ladies make their longest trip of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division season on Saturday when they travel to Altrincham to take on Bowdon Hightown (push back 1.45 pm).
Surbiton will hope to build on last weekend’s 3-2 win over the University of Birmingham, although there will be early concerns about the usually solid defence which has conceded two goals in each of its first two matches.
A last minute penalty corner conversion denied Surbiton all three points at Holcombe, whilst the division’s leading goalscorer, Erica Sanders notched a brace against the reigning champions last Saturday.
Bowdon Hightown, who maintained their top flight status via the Promotion Tournament, crashed 4-1 at the University of Birmingham on the opening day of the season before beating Leicester 2-0 at home last weekend.
Bowdon have lost Sally Walton to Conference West club, Olton & West Warwicks, but have found a potential scorer in Tara Melvin, … read more

Surbiton’s New Electronic Scoreboard

Surbiton Hockey Club is now the proud owner of a new state-of-the-art digital scoreboard, courtesy of the Club’s official solicitors, Russell-Cooke LLP.
The brand new scoreboard replaces the previous 20-year-old scoreboard, which as visitors to the club will be aware, hasn’t always been in working order in recent years!
Russell-Cooke LLP, based in Kingston, was appointed as the Club’s official solicitors at the Club’s AGM in April.
The scoreboard was opened on Saturday, 24 September by Russell-Cooke employee and Surbiton Hockey Club member, Lucy Lawson together with Surbiton Ladies first team player and Olympic gold medallist, Hollie Webb.
As can be seen below, Club President, Suresh Desai and current Surbiton Men’s first team player and Sponsorship Manager, David Beckett were also in attendance.

Surbiton Hockey Club is extremely grateful to Russell-Cooke as without their generosity it would not have been possible to install the new scoreboard, which we hope will keep track of scorelines for many years to come.

M1 Come From 2-0 Down To Draw With Hampstead

Surbiton’s men came from 2-0 down with twenty minutes remaining to draw 2-2 in a thrilling Men’s Hockey League Premier Division local derby with Hampstead & Westminster on Saturday evening.
Surbiton gave debuts to Rob Farrington and Robert Mugridge and almost made the perfect start at Sugden Road in front of a massive crowd of around 700 people.
Hampstead’s opening pushback was quickly intercepted and only former Surbiton goalkeeper, David Kettle prevented Arjan Drayton Chana from giving the hosts the lead after just eleven seconds.

Surbiton’s Arjan Drayton Chana (centre) almost gave his team a quickfire lead from the opening pushback. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
Matt Daly was unlucky not to find the target from Surbiton’s first two penalty corners, whilst Brendan Creed’s shot struck the left post from Surbiton’s third penalty corner.
And Alan Forsyth also went close in the 20th minute as Surbiton’s luck deserted them in their attempt to finish after all their … read more

L1 To Do Tough Mudder To Raise Money For Mind Charity

Some members of the Surbiton Ladies first team squad will be taking part in the Tough Mudder event at Faygate, West Sussex today (Sunday 25 September).
The players have set themselves the target of raising £2,000 for Mind, the mental health charity.
More information about the charity can be found at its website here
More information about what the girls are preparing to put themselves through in order to raise funds can be found at the Tough Mudder website here
If you would like to donate and help them reach their £2,000 target, please click on this link at the Virgin Money Giving page, where you can also find out which brave squad members are taking part.

L1 Up To Fourth After 3-2 Win Over Birmingham

Surbiton Ladies had to battle against a determined University of Birmingham side before ending up with a 3-2 victory and all three points at Sugden Road on Saturday afternoon.
A massive crowd of nearly 500 spectators saw not one but two Olympic gold medallists as Georgie Twigg played her first league game for Surbiton since returning from Rio, whilst Hollie Webb was in attendance to coach a Colts session and answer questions in a pitchside Q and A session.

Surbiton’s Hollie Webb proudly displays her Olympic gold medal in front of the club’s new electronic scoreboard thanks to Russell-Cooke Solicitors. Photo: Tim Reder Photography.
For the second week running Surbiton had to come from behind, the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division’s leading goalscorer, Erica Sanders finding the backboard from Birmingham’s first penalty corner of the match in the tenth minute.
After the goal Surbiton fought back, only for visiting goalkeeper, Kath Somerville to … read more

It’s Super Saturday This Weekend!

It’s Super Saturday this weekend at Sugden Road as both of Surbiton’s first teams are in action on home ground for the first time this season.

Surbiton Ladies, who were held to a 2-2 draw at Holcombe in their opening match, host the University of Birmingham at 3.30 with Surbiton Men following at 6 pm when London rivals, Hampstead & Westminster are the visitors.
Surbiton Ladies expect to include New Zealand international Julia King in their squad after she re-signed for the club last Monday from Auckland.
King was a member of Surbiton’s 2015 Championship team and returns after a season away aiming for Olympic selection for the Black Sticks in Rio.
Although she was unlucky to miss out due to New Zealand’s strength in depth, King will surely pose a threat to opposing defences in the Investec Women’s Hockey League having scored three goals in 12 appearances in 2015, scoring on her debut at the … read more

Help Ben Edwards Raise Money For The Royal Marsden

Ben Edwards, one of Surbiton Hockey Club’s stalwarts is currently raising money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Ben, a respected Surbiton Ladies Assistant Coach, former Men’s 1s player and currently Director of Sport at Reed’s School in Cobham, chose to raise funds for the Royal Marsden after tragically losing a close friend to cancer.

Ben Edwards (centre) surrounded by members of the Surbiton Ladies squad past and present, plus Niall Mutch (left) and Brett Garrard (right)
He has never been afraid to set himself challenges, and set two targets for 2016.
The first target was to run two miles on 366 consecutive days, the second target to raise £18,000 as a result.
So far, Ben has raised over £15,000, but with just over 100 days remaining before his challenge ends, he is keen to raise as much money as he can for this worthy cause.
Ben’s Just Giving page, including more information about his challenge and the background to … read more

L1 Drawn At Home To East Grinstead In Women’s Cup

Surbiton Ladies will start their Investec Women’s Cup campaign on 23 October with a home tie against fellow Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division side, East Grinstead.
Having reached the 2011 and 2012 cup finals as a Conference East club, Surbiton were on the end of a giant-killing act themselves last season.
South Clubs’ Women’s Hockey League Division One club Barnes beat them 1-0 to end their attempt for a hat-trick of cup triumphs after wins in 2014 and 2015.
East Grinstead were knocked out in Round 3 by eventual cup winners, Clifton, who won 3-1 in West Sussex. East Grinstead had previously won 1-0 at Gloucester City.
The full draw:
Boots v Leamington
Bowdon Hightown v Timperley
Cannock v Loughborough Students
Chelmsford v Hampstead & Westminster
Clifton Robinsons v Gloucester City
Liverpool Sefton v Sheffield Hallam
Maidenhead v West Herts
Newcastle v Ben Rhydding
Reading v Barnes
Sevenoaks v Buckingham
SURBITON v East Grinstead
Sutton Coldfield v Beeston
Team Bath Buccaneers v Cheltenham
Trojans v Oxford Hawks
Tulse Hill … read more

M1 Lose 3-2 At Holcombe

Surbiton Men lost narrowly 3-2 on Saturday evening to Holcombe in spite of a very encouraging performance.
Brendan Creed, David Goodfield, Arjan Drayton-Chana, Liam Ansell, Richie Hildreth and goalkeeper Harry Gibson all made their competitive debuts in Surbiton colours at Holcombe Park.
Surbiton began brightly putting the Holcombe defence under pressure, Drayton Chana and Alan Forsyth causing problems before a penalty corner was forced in the first minute.
Holcombe held out until the sixth minute when some juggling skills by Forsyth led to Nicky Parkes scoring from open play to give Surbiton the lead.
Surbiton threatened seven minutes before the interval, Jonny Gall finding Drayton Chana at the left post, his shot ending up over the bar.
In the 31st minute, Sam Ward equalised for Holcombe from open play leaving all to play in the second half.
Gareth Andrews gave Holcombe the lead for the first time in the 48th minute, with Ward beating Gibson with a stunning … read more

L1 Held At Holcombe On Opening Day

Surbiton Ladies were held to a 2-2 draw on the opening day of the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division season on Saturday, Holcombe snatching a last minute equaliser.
Hannah Martin, Emily Defroand and Alice Sharp all made their competitive debuts for the reigning champions at Holcombe Park, but the visitors struggled to find their rhythm in the first half.
Initially there were encouraging signs with captain, Sarah Haycroft threatening in the first minute, with Sarah Page and Jo Hunter combining two minutes later.
However, Holcombe, down to a fifteen player squad with two nominated goalkeepers, battled hard defensively as Surbiton dominated possession.
Holcombe’s overseas player, Quanita Bobbs shot over the bar in the sixth minute to cause alarm bells to ring in the Surbiton defence.
Whilst Holcombe played long passes in order to try and penetrate the Surbiton defence, Surbiton’s passing needed fine tuning as on several occasions, passes eluded the receiving player and … read more

M1 Visit Holcombe On Saturday Evening

A new look Surbiton Men’s team, aiming to improve on last season’s second place finish in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division and qualify for Europe, visit Holcombe, the team which denied them top spot last season on Saturday (push back 6 pm).
Former coach, Todd Williams helped Surbiton to their first ever appearance in the EuroHockey League and brought the Men’s Cup to Elmbridge back in 2012-13, whilst narrowly missing out on league honours.
Surbiton’s new coach, Mark Pearn, who guided Richmond to the MHL Conference East title but couldn’t quite get them into the top flight has shaped the Surbiton Men’s squad for the new season.
And new Surbiton manager, Matt Jones, who has plenty of experience with Pearn at East Grinstead said: “Playing Holcombe first match is a fantastic opportunity to benchmark where we are.”
He continued: “We’ve got the looks of a promising outfit, we just need to deliver now. Winning in pre-season … read more

L1 Begin League Defence at Holcombe on Saturday

Surbiton Ladies aim for their fourth Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division title on Saturday when they visit Holcombe for Part 1 of a Women’s/ Men’s double header (push back 4 pm).
Holcombe enter a new era after one of Great Britain’s Olympic heroines, goalkeeper Maddie Hinch moved to the Netherlands to play for SCHC, where Surbiton have competed twice in Europe.
Emily Maguire is in New Zealand playing for Canterbury in the Ford National League but among several changes at the Kent club, Ellie Watton has joined from St. Albans to face the challenge of playing top flight hockey once more.
Holcombe have also recruited goalkeeper, Grace Lawes from Reading; South African player Quanita Bobbs is their overseas player  with Italian player, Aldana Lovagnini joining after playing for Old Aquinians in Western Australia.
Another familiar face to leave Holcombe Park is Sarah Robertson who is now with Edinburgh University, whilst Kim Leiper is … read more

Wales Beat Scotland To Finish Top At World League In Glasgow

Wales beat Scotland 3-2 in the final game of the Hockey World League Round 1 tournament in Glasgow on Sunday afternoon.
Surbiton’s Gareth Furlong struck twice from penalty corners in the second and fifth minutes to give Wales an early two goal lead.
Although Scotland pulled a goal back in the 14th minute from open play, ten minutes later, the Welsh restored their two goal advantage and led 3-1 at half time.
Surbiton’s Alan Forsyth reduced the arrears in the 53rd minute, shortly after Lewis Prosser and Robert Mugridge both saw yellow for Wales, but that was the end of the scoring.
Forsyth finished as top scorer with eight goals (seven open play and one penalty stroke), Furlong in third place with five goals, all penalty corners.
Forsyth and Nicky Parkes were in Scotland’s starting line-up with Willie Marshall coming on as a sixth minute substitute.
Furlong, Mugridge and Prosser were all in the Welsh starting line-up.
Wales … read more

Scotland and Wales To Battle For World League Round 1 Title

Scotland and Wales will meet in an anticipated Battle of Britain on Sunday to decide who finishes top at the Hockey World League Round 1 qualifier in Glasgow.
Both teams will go into the meeting (2.15 pm) on maximum points and in excellent form after huge wins on Saturday.
Wales (World Ranking 36) briefly went top of the table with a 10-1 win over Slovakia (WR 50).
Surbiton’s Lewis Prosser took over the captain’s armband and joined club-mate, Gareth Furlong in the Welsh starting line-up, whilst Surbiton’s new signing, Robert Mugridge came on as a seventh minute substitute.
Furlong scored the eighth Welsh goal on the hour, with his third goal of the tournament, all coming from penalty corner conversions.
Scotland (WR 28) then reclaimed top spot on goal difference with a 9-0 thrashing of Portugal (WR 41).
Another Surbiton player, Nicky Parkes captained Scotland, with Alan Forsyth scoring twice to take his tournament tally to … read more

Treble Dutch For L1 At EHCCC In June 2017

Surbiton Ladies will be making their third visit to the Netherlands in June 2017 to take part in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup.
After experiencing a double dutch visit to SCHC in Bilthoven in 2015 and 2016, Surbiton are headed for Den Bosch as s’-Hertogenbosch will be hosting the event.
The tournament from 2-5 June will also see AHBC Amsterdam compete as the second Dutch club.
England are currently holding on to second place in the EHF Coefficient rankings by half a point, and both Surbiton and Canterbury will be hoping to earn enough ranking points to ensure that England can enter two teams in the higher level competition in 2018.
The only other change to the 2016 lineup sees Hermes-Monkstown replace Pegasus as Ireland’s representatives.
SPV Complutense return as Spanish champions; UHC Hamburg represent Germany and CSP Krylatskoye are back for Russia.
Colin Pike

Wales Men Come From Behind To Beat Switzerland

Wales, including Surbiton’s Gareth Furlong, Robert Mugridge and Lewis Prosser came from behind to beat Switzerland and join Scotland on six points at the Hockey World League Round 1 tournament in Glasgow on Thursday.
Furlong equalised from a penalty corner conversion just before half time, with the Welsh winner coming in the 47th minute in a match played over two halves of 35 minutes.
All three Surbiton players were in the Welsh starting line-up, although Mugridge became involved in a late flurry of cards, seeing yellow two minutes from the end, although Switzerland also had a player in the sin-bin a minute later, the game ending ten-a-side.
Wales celebrated a win over a country six places higher ranked in the world: Wales (36) Switzerland (30).
Portugal (WR 41) beat Slovakia (WR 50) 5-3 in a game which saw Slovakia lead 1-0 and 3-2 at half time before Portugal came back in the second half to win.
Scotland … read more

Alan Forsyth Treble Helps Scotland To 11-0 Win Over Slovakia

Surbiton’s Alan Forsyth’s hat-trick helped Scotland’s men overwhelm Slovakia 11-0 on Day Two of the Hockey World League Round 1 Tournament in Glasgow on Wednesday evening.
Scotland, ranked 28th in the world, led their 50th ranked opponents 3-0 at half time before storming to a double-figure victory with eight goals in the second half.
Forsyth scored Scotland’s fifth goal in the 44th minute and their eighth goal in the 58th minute. Forsyth’s hat-trick was completed in the final minute, all goals coming from open play.
Forsyth’s Surbiton club-mate, Willie Marshall also got on the scoresheet with a 63rd minute penalty corner.
Forsyth and Marshall joined Nicky Parkes in the Scottish starting line-up.
Earlier Switzerland (WR 30) beat Portugal (WR 41) 4-1.
On Thursday (8 Sep) Switzerland take on Wales (WR 36) (push back 5 pm) and Portugal face Slovakia at 7.15 pm.
Scotland are next in action on Saturday (10 September) at 2.15 pm against Portugal.
The matches are … read more

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