England U18 Boys lose out to Ireland

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England (1) 1
Elliot Hibell – 17 (FG)

Ireland (1) 2
Matthew Nelson – 3 (FG)
David Nolan – 51 (PC)

England Under-18 Boys take on Scotland in their final match of the EuroHockey Youth Championship in Santander, Spain, with their top-flight status hanging in the balance.

They lost out 2-1 to Ireland in their penultimate match on Friday afternoon, meaning they must now beat Scotland to preserve their place in the top Division of the EuroHockey Championship.

Head Coach Jody Paul said: “I’m intensely disappointed with our performance against Ireland today. Territorially Ireland had the better of the game and also in terms of attempts on goal. If it hadn’t been for our goalkeeper George Oyebode the score could’ve been a lot higher.”

Ireland took the lead in the third minute with Matthew Nelson scoring after flicking the ball over Oyebode. But England hit back in the 17th minute with Elliot Hibell breaking down the right, passing inside, and then finishing it off himself.

But England looked lacklustre apart from a few chances, and Ireland re-took the lead on 51 minutes from a penalty corner melee, David Nolan scoring on the rebound after Oyebode had made a couple of saves.

The final ten minutes of the game saw some improvement, but Ireland defended well enough and held England at bay despite three penalty corners in the closing stages while Ireland were down to nine men.

England take on Scotland in the final placement match of the EuroHockey Youth Championships on Saturday, 25 July, at 11am (GMT).

 

Pool A

 

Team

P

W

D

L

Diff

Pts

Belgium

3

2

1

0

11

7

Spain

3

2

1

0

8

7

England

3

1

0

2

3

3

Russia

3

0

0

3

-22

0

 

Pool B

 

Team

P

W

D

L

Diff

Pts

Germany

3

3

0

0

12

9

Netherlands

3

2

0

1

10

6

Ireland

3

1

0

2

-5

3

Scotland

3

0

0

3

-17

0

 

Pool C

 

Team

P

W

D

L

Diff

Pts

Ireland

2

2

0

0

4

6

England

2

1

0

1

6

3

Scotland

2

1

0

1

-2

3

Russia

2

0

0

2

-8

0

 

 

Fixtures for the 2015 EuroHockey Youth Championship (Under-18 Boys)

 

Date/time

Fixture

Pool

Result

Sunday 19 July 2015

 

10:45

Netherlands

Ireland

B

5-1

13:00

Germany

Scotland

B

7-0

15:30

England

Russia

A

8-1

17:45

Spain

Belgium

A

1-1

Monday 20 July 2015

17:45

Scotland

Ireland

B

0-3

20:00

Netherlands

Germany

B

2-3

 Tuesday, 21 July 2015

13:15

Belgium

Russia

A

9-1

20:00

England

Spain

A

0-1

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

 

09:45

Germany

Ireland

B

7-3

12:00

Scotland

Netherlands

B

0-7

17:00

Belgium

England

A

3-0

20:00

Spain

Russia

A

9-2

Friday, July 24 2015

 

15:00

England

Ireland

C

1-2

15:30

Russia

Scotland

C

2-3

17:30

Spain

Germany

SF1

20:00

Belgium

Netherlands

SF2

 

Saturday, 25 July 2015

 

11:30

Russia

Ireland

C

12:00

England

Scotland

C

14:30

Loser SF1

Loser SF2

3/4

19:30

Winner SF1

Winner SF2

Final

 

 

 

England U18 Boys Squad for the EuroHockey Youth Championship

 

No

Name

Club

1

George Oyebode (GK)

Oxted

2

Toby Reynolds-Cotterill (GK)

Team Bath Buccaneers

3

Elliot Hibell

Beeston

4

Daniel Jackson

Cheltenham

5

William Carter-Keall

Reading

6

Laurence Bowden

Havant

7

Jack Waller

Wimbledon

8

Thomas Crowson

Cambridge

9

Peter Makin

Bowdon

10

Tendo Kimuli

Bromley and Beckenham

11

Nicholas Page

Southgate

12

Peter Scott

Reading

13

Eddie Way

Surbiton

14

Josh Pavis

Beeston

15

James Sutcliffe

Preston

16

Euan Gilmour

Cambridge

17

Jack Turner

Marlow

18

Duncan Scott

Southgate