A mixed day at the Euros for Scottish sides

Watsonians 0-7 Der Club An Der Alster (GERMANY)

The Scottish women’s champions were hit with a double whammy in the first quarter when Alster went two up inside a minute, Viktoria Huse converted from the spot followed by an open play goal from Hannah Gablac.

Early in the second quarter Jule Bleuel added a third. Watsonians had chances to pull themselves back into the contest with three quick-fire penalty corners but with no success. At their first penalty corner the

Germans advanced their score to four through Hanna Granitzki.

Alster continued to add to their tally, Huse again scored from the spot while Emily Kerner added a sixth from open play. Katharina Haid got herself on the German score sheet in the final quarter for a final tOtal of seven.

Watsonians finished third in their pool and will now face Czech side Slavia Prague tomorrow for a final fifth place in the competition. A good conclusion considering this was Watsonians first exposure to the Trophy level.


Grange 5-2 AD Lousada (PORTUGAL)

After a convincing 5-2 win over host side Lousada in the final pool match Grange finished second in the pool and will now play Austrian side Arminen for the bronze medal.

The secret of Grange`s success rested with well-worked penalty corner success and discipline.

Robbie Croll was the architect of Grange`s two goal lead at the interval – from four penalty corners Croll sunk two to discourage the home side.

Grange`s only open play goals came from Joe Waterston to make it 3-0.  But Carlos Almeida did manage to pull one back for Lousada just at the end of the third quarter.

Then the Portuguese lost the plot – four yellow cards in the final quarter certainly did not help their cause. In total in the game Lousada had seven players in the sin bin… and Grange kept all their players on the pitch!

In the meantime Grange proceeded to advance their tally to 5-1 with penalty corner strikes by Aidan McQuade and Croll again for his hat-trick. In the final minutes Almeida scored again for the home side, but little more than a consolation.

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