29. June 2015 · Comments Off on Scotland v the Czech Republic · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

In preparation for their European tournaments both the Scottish Men and Women’s teams played three game series against the Czechs at Glasgow Green on 28-28th June.

The men got the series going on Friday afternoon with a 9-1 win. they followed this by winning 9-2 on Saturday and finally 6-1 on Sunday.

The women didn’t manage to score quite as many goals but they managed to keep a clean sheet through the series. Their scores were 8-0, 4-0 and 6-0.

photos: Scotland Men v Czech Republic
photos: Scotland Women v Czech Republic

Scotland Men v Czech Republic

25. June 2015 · Comments Off on Scotland Under 21 Men · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Photo Set

Scotland Under 21 Men v UlsterThe Under 21 Men played a series of Four Nations fixtures between 20 and 25th June.

We have photos from two of these games. On 20th June Scotland played the very strong England team. 2-0 down early on they fought back to 2-2 just after half time only to succumb to further English pressure. England won 6-2 in the end. On the 22nd Ulster provided the opposition and came out ahead by a score of 3-1.

photos – Scotland Under 21s v England
photos – Scotland Under 21s v Ulster

 

 

20. June 2015 · Comments Off on Scotland under 16 boys v Ulster · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Photo Set

 Scotland Under 16 Boys v Ulster
Scotland and Ulster Under 16 boys Development Squads player a three game series at Glasgow Green over the June 19-21st weekend.

Scotland were winners of the first game by 4-1. In the other two games the Ulster team were superior, though both games came down to exciting finishes and both finished 4-3 to Ulster.

photos – Scotland v Ulster under 16

20. June 2015 · Comments Off on Scotland v Wales · Categories: Hockey, Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Photo Set

The Scottish Senior men’s team made their first appearance back in Scotland since the Commonwealth Games when they hosted Wales for a three game series on 19 to 21st June.

Game 3: This time it was the Welsh who took the lead with a goal late in the first half. The second half belonged to Scotland though as they scored three times through Bain, Marshall and Imrie before conceding one at the final hooter.

Photos – Scotland v Wales (game 3)

Game 2: Another great start by Scotland and a 3-0 lead through an Alan Forsyth hat trick. It was another lead lost though as Wales fought back to 3-3 before Kenny Bain scored the Scottish winner with two minutes left.

Photos – Scotland v Wales (game 2)

Game 1: Scotland started well and built up an early two goal lead before Wales struck back with two of their own in less than a minute. Scotland had the next goal but with not long to go they found themselves a goal down. It took an equaliser on a fine solo effort by Alan Forsyth to pull it back to a 4-4 result.

Photos – Scotland v Wales (game 1)

Scotland v Wales

08. June 2015 · Comments Off on West Coast Trojans v Dundee Hurricanes · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

West Coast Trojans v Dundee Hurricanes
I managed to get to my first Division 2 American Football game of the season on Sunday. I looked in at Garscube on my way home for the Trojans first home game of the year. They’ve been setting the pace in Division 2 North so far this season, winning all of their games and averaging over 50 points scored per game. Dundee on the other hand have only one win to show for their efforts and are bottom of the table.

A one sided game looked likely but didn’t happen. The Trojans were only 6-0 up at half time and when the Hurricanes equalised with a touchdown of their own just after the restart an upset looked possible. However, the Trojans then came back then with two touchdowns and a safety which gave them a 22-6 lead. Dundee pressed hard but couldn’t get another score back, and that was the way the game finished.

photos – West Coast Trojans v Dundee Hurricanes

08. June 2015 · Comments Off on Scotland Under 21 Women v Wales · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

The final game of the Welsh women’s visit to Glasgow was played on Sunday morning, 7th June, when the Scottish Under 21 girls provided the opposition in front of an enthusiastic crowd of youngsters in the stand.

The Scottish girls, fresh from a trip to France, played well and took the lead on the stroke of half time with a fine breakaway goal. Wales staged a second half comeback. They equalised soon after the break and forced a winning goal late in the final quarter to seal the win.

photos – Scotland Under 21 Women v Wales

Scotland Under 21 women v Wales

06. June 2015 · Comments Off on Scotland v Wales · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Scotland v WalesStarting their warm up for the European Championships in the summer, the Scottish Women’s team made their first appearance since the Commonwealth Games as they played two games against Wales on 5th and 6th June.

In Game one on Friday night Scotland opened the scoring through a goal by Nikki Kidd in the first half. Two more goals followed in the second, scored by Amy Brodie and Kareena Marshall giving them a comfortable 3-0 win. The second game on Saturday started more evenly and finished scoreless despite a lot of Scottish pressure in the second half.

photos – Scotland v Wales

 

02. June 2015 · Comments Off on Clyde Valley Blackhawks v Doncaster Mustangs · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

This Division 1 North fixture at Wishaw on 31st May looked promising as it approached. Clyde Valley had lost their unbeaten record to Edinburgh in their previous game while Doncaster had come up with a surprise win over Gateshead. As it turned out the game wasn’t that close. The Blackhawks ran in four touchdowns in the first half for 26-0 lead which they held onto through a scoreless second half.

The Blackhawks now have a 4&1 record and they’re engaged in a three way battle for second place behind the Division leaders from Merseyside.Clyde Valley Blackhawks v Doncaster Mustangs

photos – Clyde Valley Blackhawks v Doncaster Mustangs

01. June 2015 · Comments Off on Sheffield Predators v East Kilbride Pirates · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Premier Division North match, Sheffield Predators v East Kilbride Pirates

Restarting their regular season after playing the visiting American college team, the Pirates were in Sheffield on 30th May to play the so-far winless Predators.

The Pirates started strongly but with the offence failing to make a drive go all the way it was a touchdown on an interception by their defence which gave them a 6-0 lead after the first quarter. The offence managed a TD in the second only for the Predators to put together a drive of their own and score before half time. 13-6 to the Pirates.

East Kilbride showed their strength in the second half, the offence scored two more TDs, Dougie Meechan (pictured right) scored his second interception return and special teams improvised a TD from a broken field goal attempt. The final score was a win by 41-6.

The Pirates now have a 3&1 record in the league and travel to the unbeaten Tamworth Phoenix next weekend in what will be a vital match for the future of their season.

photos – Sheffield Predators v East Kilbride Pirates