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 Napier Knights v Glasgow Uni Tigers · Categories: American Football, Photo Set

Sunday 4th February was Superbowl day and Napier Knights, as always, made their BUCS league game a big event and attracted a healthy crowd to Meggetland. The opposition this year came from Glasgow University, making it a tasty fixture as both teams were chasing the Division 1 North title.

The game was close with Glasgow holding a narrow 6-3 lead deep into the fourth quarter. Then a flurry of action in the last couple of minutes saw the teams exchange touchdowns, the final score was 14-9 to the Tigers.
photos – Napier Knights v Glasgow Uni Tigers

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. 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