02. October 2018 · Comments Off on Youth Interdistrict Hockey · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Still no resolution to the missing six months of posts from this website.
The photos from the Interdistricts at Peffermill over the last two weekends are all done now and available using the links below.

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

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< Schoo;/a>
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

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 Under 18 Girls Indoor Cup · Categories: Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Six schools were represented in this year’s finals of the Scottish Under 18 Girls Indoor Cup at Bells on 28th January.
Once again we had an exciting finish to the tournament. The girls from George Watson’s College scored an equalising goal from a penalty corner on the last play of the final and then went on to take the trophy after a shoot-out. Strathallan took third place in the tournament ahead of Robert Gordon’s College, Hawick High School and the High School of Glasgow.
photos – Under 18 Girls Indoor Cup

29. December 2017 · Comments Off on Women’s Div 1 Indoors – 3 December · Categories: Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Hockey’s winter period arrived with the opening of the National League Indoor League on 3 December with the women’s Division 1 playing at Bells Sports Centre in Perth.
The highlight game of the day saw reigning champions Dundee Wanderers beating Clydesdale Western by 5-4.
Meantime I spent the day being hit by the ball. Not connected with that it looks like I’ll be off for a few weeks as a lens has to go in for repair.

photos – Women’s Div 1 Indoors – 3 December

16. November 2017 · Comments Off on GHK v Kelburne · Categories: Hockey - Women, Photo Set

At Old Anniesland on 11th November GHK women hosted Kelburne in a Division 1 match.

Kelburne have been struggling this season after an upheaval at the club cost them several regular players and they’ve lost all of their games so far. GHK are themselves a low in the table team but they took this one by 4-0 to keep them 7th in the table.

photos – GHK v Kelburne

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

08. November 2017 · Comments Off on Western Wildcats v Grove Menzieshill double header · Categories: Hockey - Men, Hockey - Women, Photo Set

Another top of Scottish Hockey’s Division 1 double header at Auchenhowie on 4th November as teams from the top four of both the men’s and women’s leagues met in games sponsored by AMS Disposables.

It was a successful day for the visitors from Dundee. The men’s team outfired a Wildcats side which was weakened by injury and came away with a 5-2 win. The second game was just as comfortable for the Grove ladies as they came through to win 3-0.

photos – Western Wildcats v Grove Menzieshill men
photos – Western Wildcats v Grove Menzieshill women

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

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