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.

Under 16 Boys
Under 16 Girls
Under 18 Girls
Under 18 Boys

27. March 2018 · Comments Off on Double Header for Kelburne · Categories: Hockey - Men, Photo Set

Kelburne had a big two game weekend over 24/25th March at Glasgow Green as they played both their closest challengers in their pursuit of yet another league championship.
Second place Grange were the Saturday visitors. The game started badly for them as they were two down inside five minutes and then a spectacular third soon afterwards (photo below). It was too much to fight back from and the final result was 5-3 to Kelburne.
On Sunday Grove Menzieshill fared better. Kelburne scored three times but their rivals found an equaliser every time. 3-3 was how it finished.
These results leave Kelburne with a 5 point lead at the top of Division 1 with only three games left to play.

photos – Kelburne v Grange
photos – Kelburne v Grove Mensieshill

17. March 2018 · Comments Off on Scottish Hockey Schools Cup Finals · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

The 2018 Scottish Hockey Schools Finals were played at Glasgow Green on the afternoon and evening of 16th March. It was a bitterly cold day, but the players shrugged that off and put on a great show of hockey over no less than twelve matches. Personally I was frozen and struggling.

The most successful school of the day was Stewart’s Melville College who’s boys did the double, winning both the Open Cup and the S3 Cup. The enthusiastic Dollar Academy girls were winners of their Open Cup while the High School of Glasgow edged out George Watsons in the S3 Girls Cup. For a full report on the action visit the Scottish Hockey website.

I have photos from seven games, including all six from the main pitch, and all twelve presentation ceremonies. Full coverage of the Pitch 2 games was provided by Mark Pugh and photos from those games are on his website.
My photos are as follows:

Aspire Girls Plate – Perth Schools v Millburn Academy
Aspire Boys Plate – Harris Academy v Beaconhurst School
Aspire Boys Cup – Renfrew Schools v Douglas Academy
S3 Girls Cup – High School of Glasgow v George Watson’s College
S3 Boys Cup – George Watson’s College v Stewart Melville College
Open Girls Cup – Dollar Academy v Craigholme School
Open Boys Cup – Stewart Melville College v Hutchesons Grammar School
Presentations from all games

20. February 2018 · Comments Off on Kelburne v Hillhead · Categories: Hockey - Men, Photo Set

As I was already at Glasgow Green for the Scotland Under 16s game on 17th February I stayed on the watch Kelburne men beat Hillhead 2-0 in a friendly game, warming up for the resumption of the outdoor season.

photos – Kelburne v Hillhead

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

05. February 2018 · Comments Off on Indoor Hockey Gala Finals · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

We had a long day at Bells Sports Centre on 3rd February as nine games were played to complete the club indoor season.
The champions were Inverleith men, who beat Kelburne, and Clydesdale Western women who overcame last year’s winners Dundee Wanderers. Grove Menzieshill II men needed a shoot-out to beat Dunfermline Carnegie to the Division 2 title.
Other successes on the day went to Grange Ladies and Western Wildcats men who secured promotion to Division 1 for next season, while FMGM Monarchs won promotion to men’s Division 2. Also, Grove Menzieshill women and Dundee Wanderers men took third places in their Division 1s.

photos – Men’s games
photos – Women’s games

29. January 2018 · Comments Off on Men’s Indoor Hockey · Categories: Hockey - Men, Photo Set

The final round of games in Scottish league Division 1 and the play off matches were played at Bells Sports Centre on 27th January.
The three games which mattered most all had exciting finishes. After fighting back to finish at 4-4, Edinburgh University lost to Hillhead in a shoot out and are relegated for next season. Hillhead need to win another game next week to preserve their Division 1 status.
The two semi-finals for next weeks Grand Final were both fought to the last second. A late winner saw Inverleith beat Dundee Wanderers 5-4 in the first game. Grove Menzieshill then lost out on their habitual place in the final when Kelburne produced a dominant second half performance and won by 6-5 .
photos – Indoor Division 1

16. November 2017 · Comments Off on Hillhead v Grove Menzieshill · Categories: Hockey - Men, Photo Set

Grove Menzieshill men were back in the Glasgow area for the second Saturday running when they played Hillhead at Old Anniesland on 11 November.

Hillhead have been recovering after a poor start to their season but this was a day where the visitors were just too strong for them. It was a hard fought game but the men from Dundee came out with a 2-1 win.

The result leaves Menzieshill level on points with second placed Kelburne in the table. three points behind Grange. Hillhead stay in 7th place.

photos – Hillhead v Grove Menzieshill

08. November 2017 · Comments Off on Under 18 Scottish Cup Finals · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

The under 18 cup finals were played over a cold Sunday 5th November at Glasgow Green.

The boys competition had three finalists who played a round robin. Grange won the trophy after victories in both their games. Perthshire took second place ahead of Clydesdale Western. There was competition for the lower placings too and Western Wildcats took 4th place

.photos – Boys Under 18 Cup Finals day

Four girls teams played semi-finals and a final. Clydesdale Western were the final winners over Watsonians while Inverleith sneaked third place taking a shoot out after a late equaliser denied Fjordhus Reivers.

photos – Girls Under 18 Cup Finals day