24. March 2015 · Comments Off on Division 1 Hockey – 21st March · Categories: Hockey, Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

There were four Division 1 games played on the main pitch at Glasgow Green on Saturday afternoon and, as it was just about the first warm day of the year, I stayed on for the duration.

The first game was between sides in the lower half of the Mens Division, Hillhead and Inverleith. The only two goals of the game came in the first half. Hillhead got theirs in first but Inverleith soon matched them and we ended up with a 1-1 draw.
photos – Hillhead v Inverleith

Hillhead Ladies were on next and they too got the first goal of the game against Dundee Wanderers. The Wanderers girls are a much stronger team though and they’re chasing a place in the play-offs so it wasn’t a surprise as they overpowered Hillhead and won by 5-2.
photos – Hillhead v Dundee Wanderers

Game three and Kelburne Ladies were desperate for a result against CALA Edinburgh to save them from relegation following a points deduction. They got what they needed as a 2-0 win lifted them up the table above Hillhead and two other teams.
photos – Kelburne v CALA Edinburgh

Finally we had first v third in the mens table, Kelburne v Western Wildcats. Kelburne clinched the division the previous weekend with a fifteen goal demolition of Inverleith and they were comfortable winners again, this time by 5-1. Both sides have booked a place in the end of season play-offs.
photos – Kelburne v Western Wildcats

17. March 2015 · Comments Off on GHA v Jed-Forest · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby Union

I visited at my old stomping ground of Giffnock on Saturday 14th to cover this BT National League Division 1 match at Braidholm for SPN.

GHA are well on the way to a play-off place for promotion this season, but after a poor first half performance they found themselves 10-0 down. I found myself short of pictures since I’d been at the wrong end for most of the action. In the second half I was up and about chasing photo opportunities while GHA chased the result. In the end I got some photos and GHA managed to score a last minute try to steal the game by 12-10.

photos – GHA v Jed-Forest

16. March 2015 · Comments Off on Scottish Schools Hockey Finals · Categories: Hockey, Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

This year’s finals night, sponsored by Quilter Cheviot, was played at Glasgow Green on Friday night, Mach 13th.

First up were the two S3 games, both of which went to shoot-outs. In the Plate game on the back pitch, Loretto came back from 3-0 down at half time to Fettes College to manage a 3-3 draw and then win the shoot out. The Cup game on the main pitch was no less exciting and it also finished at 3-3. Douglas Academy had twice come back from a goal down against Hutchesons’ and eventually took the cup after a shoot out.

photos – Loretto v Fettes College
photos – Hutchesons’ Grammar School v Douglas Academy

In the Open category Robert Gordon’s were the first to take a trophy after beating Glenalmond 4-3 in the Plate Final. The Girl’s Open Cup Final was another thrilling game, George Heriot’s held on to beat High School of Glasgow by the only goal of the game.

photos – Robert Gordon College v Glenalmond College
photos – George Heriot’s v High School of Glasgow

In the last game of the night, the Boy’s Open Cup Final, George Watson’s were the clearest winners, overwhelming Edinburgh Academy in the second half and recording a 5-0 win.

photos – Edinburgh Academy v George Watson’s College