Reading in Euro Hockey League action

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With Beeston and Surbiton safely through to the final 16 (KO16) of the Euro Hockey League, it's Reading's turn to prove their stature in Europe as they face two tough Pool A fixtures this weekend in Round 1.2 of the 2013/14 championships.

The round starts on Friday in Lille, France, but Reading will have to wait until Saturday and Sunday to face Dutch champions HC Rotterdam and tournament hosts Lille MHC.

With only two places available for Easter’s KO16 event Reading will need to be in top form if they are to try and repeat the scenes of 2011 when they took home a bronze medal. Their 11-1 victory against Hampstead & Westminster last weekend in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Premier Division will without doubt have given the side a great confidence boost going into the weekend.

Watch the whole of Round 1.2 via the EHL website, click here.

Saturday 26 October
Reading v HC Rotterdam - 13:30 (UK time)

Sunday 27 October
Lille MHC v Reading - 16:00 (UK time)

Click here to see the full schedule.

Click here to read the full preview and to find out more about the Pool A contenders.