11. July 2018 · Comments Off on Scotland v USA · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Photo Set

Scotland men hosted the USA team for a three game series at Glasgow Green from 8 to 11th July.
Game 1 on Sunday saw the teams exchange early goals before Scotland got on top in the second half and went on to win by 3-1.
On Monday evening the game was a sort of mirror image. There was a goal to each side early on but then it was the Americans who went on to win by 3-1.
The deciding game of the series on Wednesday failed to decide it. Scotland had a very early lead but the USA equalised after half time and the game, and the series, played out at 1-1.
photos – Scotland v USA

24. June 2018 · Comments Off on Scotland under 18 v England · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Photo Set

After these sided had drawn 4-4 the previous evening they served up an exciting morning game at Titwood on 24th June.

Scotland held a 1-0 lead through the first half but the English kept pace, equalising each time the Scots took the lead. The final score was 3-3.

photos – Scotland under 18 v England

18. June 2018 · Comments Off on Scotland under 16 girls v Ulster · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

The Scotland girls played the first of two games against Ulster at Glasgow Green on 15th June.

This game was scoreless through the first three quarters, although Scotland had hit the post twice. The excirement came with a few minutes to go. Ulster scored first, from a penalty corner, but couldn’t hold onto the lead as the Scots finally forced one home.

photos – Scotland under 16s v Ulster

13. June 2018 · Comments Off on Scotland v Italy · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Scotland women are playing a three game series against the World Cup bound Italians at Glasgow Green from 12 to 15th June.

In game one on Tuesday night Italy opened the scoring just after half time. There was a strong fightback however and Scotland fought through to win 2-1.
Game two on Thursday lunchtime was blown open in the second quarter by a burst of three goals in eight minutes for the Italians. Once again, Scotland fought back in the second half but this time they could only bring the score back to 3-2.
Scotland finally got off to a good start in the final game on Friday night. However, after their early goal they fell behind by 2-1 and it took a late equaliser to save the game. This left the series tied and the shoot-out was played to decide the winner, and that went Scotland’s way.
photos – Scotland v Italy

13. April 2018 · Comments Off on Scotland Under 18s v Poland · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men

The Polish under 18 boys and girls played three game series against Scotland on 12-14th April.
I made it to the thursday night boys game at Titwood. On yet another cold night Scotland took a one goal lead in the first half. They couldn’t hold on after the break though as the visitors came back to win 2-1.

photos – Scotland Under 18s v Poland

 

02. April 2018 · Comments Off on Scotland under 16/18s v Wales · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women

The under 16 and under 18 boys and girls teams from Wales came to Glasgow over Easter weekend and played three game series against Scotland.
Scotland came out on top in all four series but their were some great games. Notable was the first under 18 boys game where a last minute Welsh goal levelled the score at 4-4.
I caught some of the action at Titwood on the Friday night and Glasgow Green on Saturday and Sunday.

photos:
Under 16 Boys
Under 16 Girls
Under 18 Girls
Under 18 Boys

17. February 2018 · Comments Off on Scotland Under 16s v UK Lions · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Photo Set

Scotland under 16 boys started a busy period with three games against a UK Lions squad in Glasgow over the February 16-18 weekend.

After the first game at Titwood finished 2-2 (I wasn’t there) the second game at Glasgow Green say the Lions holding a 3-1 lead until Scotland came back with two very late goals to snatch a draw. A winner finally emerged from the Sunday game as Scotland scored two early goals and built on the lead to finish with a 5-2 result.

photos – Scotland Under 16s v UK Lions

20. August 2017 · Comments Off on Grand Masters Hockey European Cup 2017 · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set


One of the big events of hockey’s international Grand Masters year, the European Cup, was played in Glasgow from 19th to 27th August. The tournament catered for four age groups, over 60s, 65s 70s and 75s and games were played at Glasgow Green, Titwood and Stepps.
The 23 games I managed to produce photos from are listed below.

o60s England LX Red v Team Germany Red – 19th August
o60s Southern Cross Blue v Alliance – 19th August
o75s England v Germany – 20th August
o75s Southern Cross Blue v Australia – 20th August
o60s England LX Red v Scottish Thistles – 21st August
o75s Southern Cross Blue v Alliance – 21st August
o60s Scotland Women v England – 21st August
o65s Wales v Ireland – 21st August
o70s Scotland v Germany – 22nd August
o70s Alliance v Southern Cross Blue – 22nd August
o70s England v Belgium Old Lions – 22nd August
o65s Netherlands v Scotland – 23rd August
o70s Netherlands v Germany – 23rd August
o60s England Women v Alliance GM – 23rd August
o60s Netherlands v LX Ladies – 23rd August
o60s Scotland Women v Alliance GM – 25th August
o60s LX White v Alliance – 25th August
o60s France v Italy – 25th August
o60s Wales v Spain – 25th August
o65s Netherlands Orange v LX Red – 26th August
o60s England v Germany – 26th August
o60s Netherlands v Ireland – 26th August
o70s Southern Cross Blue v LX Red – 26th August

08. August 2017 · Comments Off on EuroHockey Men’s Championship II 2017 · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Men

The second level nations championship was played at Glasgow Green from 6-12th August, with twenty matches played over the week. The biggest prize of the tournament wasn’t the trophy, it was the two promotion places to the top level championship in 2019 which the finalists would earn.

The opening group stages saw Wales and Scotland finish on top, and it was these teams who went on to win their semi-finals and win the promotion places. The third place match was won by France, beating Russia 5-4, before Scotland produced a late comeback in the final to beat the Welsh 2-1 and be crowned champions.

final Scotland v Wales – 12 August 2017
3rd/4th France v Russia – 12 August 2017
semi-final Scotland v Russia – 11 August 2017
semi-final Wales v France – 11 August 2017
Czech Republic v Portugal – 12 August 2017
Ukraine v Switzerland – 12 August 2017
Ukraine v Czech Republic – 11 August 2017
Portugal v Switzerland – 11 August 2017
Scotland v Ukraine – 9 August 2017
France v Portugal – 9 August 2017
Switzerland v Czech Republic – 9 August 2017
Russia v Wales – 9 August 2017
Scotland v Portugal – 8 August 2017
Ukraine v France – 8 August 2017
Czech Republic v Russia – 7 August 2017
Switzerland v Wales – 7 August 2017
Russia v Switzerland – 6 August 2017
Czech Republic v Wales – 6 August 2017
Ukraine v Portugal – 6 August 2017
France v Scotland – 6 August 2017

31. July 2017 · Comments Off on Scotland v France · Categories: Hockey - International, Hockey - Women

Scotland women will be playing in the European Championships in Amsterdam on 18-27th August. Their final preparation test matches at Glasgow Green were played over the weekend of 28 to 31 July against a France team who had several youngsters in the squad.

I was at game one on Friday night and game three on Monday morning. France opened the scoring early in the first game, but that was their only goal of the weekend while Scotland scored four in each game to win the series comfortably.

photos – Scotland v France