EuroHockey League starts with wins from Surbiton and Beeston

Surbiton celebrate scoring against Arminen at EHL Round 1.1 2013

As the new season of the EuroHockey League (EHL) starts two English teams will have made an impression on the European crowds, with both Surbiton and Beeston winning their first matches.

Surbiton produced a fine performance in the opening match of the EHL 2013-14 season, cruising to a 5-0 victory over Austrian champions SV Arminen. Goals from Matt Daly, Alan Forsyth (2), Michael Watt and James Tindall did the damage as Surbiton eventually overpowered their Austrian opponents in their Pool E encounter.

In the next match two goals from Sam Ward ensured that England’s Beeston HC began their 2013-14 Euro Hockey League campaign with a 3-1 triumph against Cardiff & Met of Wales. The English champions were given a real test by the team from the Welsh capital, but came through unscathed to claim the victory in the Pool D match-up.

While we'll be bringing you news on some of the matches as the round continues over the course of this month, you can have easy access to EHL news, match details, pre-match line-ups, scores & rankings, match highlights and written summaries direct to your hand-held device. Download the EHL app from here for free.

To view the full schedule of the EHL's first round, you can click here

While these teams will be playing in the EHL, they will also be playing in the NOW: Pensions Men's Hockey League. Find out more about our men's domestic leagues and see where the teams are playing next at our competitions pages.