20. February 2017 · Comments Off on Glasgow Mens Roller Derby · Categories: Roller Derby

Glasgow’s new men’s team had their debut event on 19th February at Blackburn Community Centre. It was a successful debut too as they defeated the visiting Barrow Infernos. It was good fun entertainment for all the family.

The photos are on my Facebook page.

13. February 2017 · Comments Off on Indoor Interdistricts 2017 · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

The annual indoor tournament for under 18 teams representing Scottish Hockey’s district was played at Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth on 11th February. In a repeat of last year, Midland District came out on top in both the boys and girls tournaments.

For the Midland boys the win was straightforward, three games played, three wins, 35 goals scored, only 10 conceded. East took the runners up spot after edging their game against West.

The win wasn’t so clear cut for the Midland girls. They played out a 3-3 draw in their game with West and, as both won their other three games, the decision came down to goal difference.

photos – Boys Interdistrict Tournament
photos – Girls Interdistrict Tournament

05. February 2017 · Comments Off on Glasgow Uni Tigers v Sunderland Spartans · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

The University of Glasgow’s Tigers haven’t had it all their own way in BUCS Division 1 North this year, having compiled a 3 wins, 2 losses record. I made it to Garscube for their final home fixture of the year on 5th February where they showed a bit of form.

The visitors were the University of Sunderland Spartans who weren’t to add to the one win they’ve taken all year. The result of this one was 26-0 to Glasgow, though to be fair the game was closer than that scoreline suggests.

The Tigers still trail Hull by one win at the top of the division but with two games to go they’re well in the hunt for a play-off place.

Photos – Glasgow Uni Tigers v Sunderland Spartans

05. February 2017 · Comments Off on Indoor Hockey Gala Finals 2017 · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Dundee teams led the way at Scottish Hockey’s Indoor Gala Finals day at Bells Sports Centre on 4th February.

The Men’s Championship went to Grove Menzieshill after a 7-3 win over Inverleith while Dundee Wanderers beat Grove 4-2 to take the Women’s title again. Other Dundee successes saw Wanderers men take the second division title while Grove Menzieshill 3s took the regional crown.

Among the other games Edinburgh University men and Hillhead women earned promotion to Division one for next year. Kelburne men and Clydesdale Western women were the third place finishers in their respective championships.

photos – Men’s Indoor Gala

photos – Women’s Indoor Gala

29. January 2017 · Comments Off on Under 18 Girls Indoor Cup 2017 · Categories: Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Craigholme School from Glasgow won their second Indoor Cup in three years with a win over Strathallan in the final at Bells Sports Centre, Perth, on 28th January. The two had met in the opening game of the day and had fought out a 3-3 draw, but in the final Craigholme came through to beat last year’s champions by 3 goals to 2. Kilgraston and George Watsons were the beaten semi-finalists.

photos – u18 Girls Indoor Hockey Cup

16. January 2017 · Comments Off on Under 18 Boys Indoor Cup 2017 · Categories: Hockey - Men, Photo Set

This year’s Under 18 Boys Indoor Cup was played at Bells Sport Centre on 15th January.

Grove Menzieshill were the winners for the second consecutive year. They took the title after winning all of their games, ending with a 4-2 victory in a thrilling all-Tayside final match against Perthshire. Western Wildcats finished third ahead of Grange who just missed out on the final after losing a semi-final shoot-out against Perthshire.

photos – Under 18 Boys Indoor Cup
Grange v Perthshire

16. January 2017 · Comments Off on Regional Indooor Hockey · Categories: Hockey, Hockey - Men, Photo Set

After three blank weekends with no sports to cover I made a quick trip to the Lagoon Centre in Paisley on 14th January to catch some of the Indoor Hockey Regional A and B League action.

Games played featured reserve teams from Falkirk GHG, Grange and Watsonians, then finally a thrilling 3-3 draw between Western Wildcats and Greenock Morton.

Photos from Regional Indooor Hockey at the Lagoon Centre on 14th JanuaryWestern Wildcats 2s v Greenock Morton

16. December 2016 · Comments Off on Division 1 Indoor Hockey · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

CALA v Edinburgh Uni

The Scottish Indoor Hockey leagues have reached their festive break. In Division 1 two days of matches have been played, and the top of both tables shows a change from the norm of recent years.

The ususal teams vying for first in Men’s Division 1, Inverleith and Grove Menzieshill, find themselves in second and third places. Kelburne are finally taking the indoor competition seriously and they’re holding stop spot, the only unbeaten side after five games played.

Edinburgh University’s women have been missing from the indoor competition in recent years but they’re now leading the table, one point ahead of the reigning champions, Dundee Wanderers.

I have photos from one day of each competition:
from women’s games at Forthbank on 11th December:
Women Division 1 Indoor
and the men at Bells on 17th December
Men Division 1 Indoor

06. December 2016 · Comments Off on Stirling Clansmen v Durham Saints · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

After the incredibly exciting finish in this fixture last season it was probably too much to expect the same again from this BUCS Premier Division game. After the first quarter though, with the score at 14-14, anything looked possible.
We didn’t get the close finish again, but what we saw was a very good Stirling team which couldn’t quite keep up with the top class passing attack of the Durham side. The Saints built a lead in the second quarter and went on to win by 41-28.
Durham are sitting on top of the BUCS Premier North division with three wins out of three. Stirling have now lost two out of three games and have a lot of work to do if they are to qualify for play-off football.
photos – Stirling Clansmen v Durham SaintsStirling Clansmen v Durham Saints

21. November 2016 · Comments Off on Kelburne v Edinburgh University · Categories: Uncategorized

Kelburne maintained their place at the top of men’s Division 1 on a cold 19th November with a comfortable 5-1 win over Edinburgh Uni at Glasgow Green.

The Paisley team were on top from the start, an early goal led to two more before half time. University started a fightback after halftime and managed to pull one goal back. However the hosts quickly responded with two of their own to make the game safe.

Kelburne have a 2 point lead at the top of Division 1, though second placed Grange have a game in hand. After three league defeats in a row Edinburgh Uni have dropped to 5th.

photos – Kelburne v Edinburgh University

Kelburne v Edinburgh University