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. 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

06. January 2018 · Comments Off on Strathendrick v Lenzie · Categories: Photo Set, Rugby Union

The lens I need for indoor hockey is still away for repair. So instead on 6th January I braved the cold and crossed the snow covered Campsie Hills to Fintry for our local rugby derby, Strathendrick v Lenzie in West Division 2.
Both teams were obviously happy to be back in action after a long layoff and gave us an exciting game. The hosts had a strong first half and built a 20-3 lead. After the break there was a Lenzie comeback and they had reduced the lead to just one point before Strathendrick came through to win by 30-24.
photos – Strathendrick v Lenzie

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

08. December 2017 · Comments Off on GRD & MCRD end of year · Categories: Photo Set, Roller Derby


The Glasgow Roller Derby and Mean City Roller Derby clubs held a joint end of year event at the Arc on 2nd December. The MCRD teams played first, Mean Young Team and City Fleeto ought out a close match. For GRD the T Wrecks overcame the Death Stars and secured their club championship.

The photos are available on Facebook or, if you want a better copy, can be bought from the Smugmug pages.

MCRD photos – FacebookSmugmug
GRD photos – FacebookSmugmug

16. November 2017 · Comments Off on Glasgow Uni Tigers v Napier Knights · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

The university football season has come round again and Scotland has two teams in BUCS Division 1 this year. The two met on 12th November as the newly promoted Napier Knights came to Garscube.

The game started in a promising fashion. Glasgow scored after a strong opening drive only for Napier to run back the following kick off for their own touchdown. As the game went on the Tigers’ experience showed though. They led 28-6 at half time and, with a number of back-up players in for the second half, went on to win 35-12.

photos – Glasgow Uni Tigers v Napier Knights

 

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

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