31. October 2017 · Comments Off on Kelburne v Western Wildcats double header · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Kelburne hosted both Wildcats Division 1 teams at Glasgow Green on 28th October.

In the men’s game the previously unbeaten visitors fell to a 2-0 victory to the perennial champions. The relult leaves the two sharing second place in the league, one win behind the leaders Grange.
photos – Kelburne Men v Western Wildcats

Wildcats women had been on top of their division until the previous weekend. Their 3-0 win over the bottom of the table Kelburne keeps them in second place.
photos – Kelburne Women v Western Wildcats

31. October 2017 · Comments Off on Stepps v Harris Academy FP · Categories: Hockey - Men, Photo Set

The first of the National League games of Saturday 28th October at Glasgow Green was the Division 2 game between Stepps and Harris Academy.

Harris have been struggling this season and have lost all their games so far. This pattern continued as mid-table Stepps dominated the game and recorded a 15-1 win.

photos – Stepps v Harris Academy FP

24. October 2017 · Comments Off on Scottish Cup Sunday · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Sunday 22nd October was the day for the second round ties of this season’s Scottish Cup, and I went along to Old Annieland where three games were played.

First on was a thrilling game between two Division 1 men’s teams, and indeed local rivals. Western Wildcats had to fight hard to maintain their season’s unbeaten record against a Hillhead team which was encouraged by their win of the previous day. In the end Wildcats managed the odd goal in five to progress into the round three draw.

photos – Hillhead v Western Wildcats

Two women’s games followed with Division 1 teams facing lower league visitors. Hillhead’s Ladies had the trickiest task as they’d drawn Merlins Gordonians, the leaders of National Division 2. The upset didn’t come however, a goal in each half was enough to see Hillhead through.

The final game was between GHK and Stirling Wanderers of the Women’s championship Division 2. Experience showed in this game as the hosts eased to a 3-0 win.

photos – Hillhead v Merlins Gordonians
photos – GHK v Stirling Wanderers

24. October 2017 · Comments Off on Hillhead v Uddingston · Categories: Hockey - Men, Photo Set

There was a crunch game lower down the Division 1 table on Saturday 21st as Hillhead men took on Uddingston at Old Anniesland.

This started as a slow game and well into the second half it looked like it could still finish as a scoreless draw. Suddenly Hillhead found some goalscoring form and late in the game they forced in four quick goals without reply.

The win gave Hillhead their first league points of the season and the chance to start climbing up the table.

photos – Hillhead v Uddingston

17. October 2017 · Comments Off on Wildcats v Grange Double Header · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Two games at Auchenhowie on 14th October as the Western WIldcats and Grange men and women’s first teams met in league games.

For the men, both teams were unbeaten in the season.  It was to be a continual back and forward game. Wildcats opened the scoring but later they had to equalise twice on the way to a 3-3 draw which left the teams still sharing top spot in the division.
photos – Western Wildcats v Grange

Wildcats women were clear 3-0 winners over the promoted team, Grange EL. It wasn’t a one sided game though. The visitors put Western under a lot of pressure and contributed to a very entertaining game. With five wins out of five, Wildcats women are top of Division 1.
photos – Western Wildcats v Grange EL

02. October 2017 · Comments Off on Girls Interdistrict Hockey · Categories: Hockey - Women, Photo Set

In slightly better weather than the boys had the previous weekend, the girl’s Interdistricts were played at Glasgow Green on 30 September/1 October.

In the under 18’s Midland came top of the round robin competition, ahead of East and South.
The under 16s was played to a final. This saw East win in a shoot out against West after they’d drawn level with a late goal in regulation time.

photos – Under 16 Interdistrict
photos – Under 18 Interdistrict