Daring shoot out Beeston in feisty EHL battle

Beeston in EuroHockey League action against Royal Daring in KO16 shoot out 2015 450

Beeston, England's only remaining representative in the EuroHockey League this year, were knocked out at the KO16 stage of the tournament yesterday.

The Nottinghamshire side had managed to fight back from two goals down in normal time to take the game into a shoot out, but Royal Daring [Belgium] proved to be too good as they scored four from five efforts with Beeston only managing two. 

Source: EuroHockeyLeague

Harry Martin 34, 64 (PS, PS)

Alexandre van Linthoudt 8
Tanguy Cosyns 31

Daring win 4-2 in a shoot-out.

Royal Daring’s debut EHL season marches on as they prevailed in the KO16, just about, in a shoot-out ahead of English champions Beeston after normal time had ended in a tempestuous 2-2 draw.

Daring did most of their damage in the first half. They took the lead in the eighth minute with a brilliant front to back move with Tanguy Cosyns setting up Alexandre van Linthoudt.

The striker unleashed an excellent low reverse-stick shot for 1-0. It became two when Cosyns rocketed a drag-flick to the top corner in the 31st minute but Beeston got a lifeline when Sam Ward had his stick blocked en route to goal.

It earned a penalty stroke which Harry Martin converted for 1-2 at half-time. They pressed and pressed in the second half but found Pol Garcia-Gascon in great form between the posts.

His saves meant Daring stayed ahead until six minutes from the end when Inaki Alvarez was adjudged to have tackled Ward illegally. He saw a yellow card and Beeston were awarded a second penalty stroke for Martin to slot home.

Amid four yellow cards in the last six minutes, the tie finished level at full-time. That left the shoot-out and ultimate glory for Daring as Cosyns, Fabian Wegnez, Manu Brunet and Sergi Enrique scored while Beeston missed twice.

To view the match sheet from Royal Daring vs Beeston, click here

Catch Beeston in action next weekend at the NOW: Pensions Men's Finals Weekend as they aim to lift the league trophy for the third time in three years. Click here to find out more.