England U18 Boys preserve top-flight status

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England (2) 4
Elliot Hibell – 13 (PC)
Tom Crowson – 33 (FG)
Euan Gilmour – 36 (PS)
Nick Page – 38 (FG)

Scotland (1) 4
Joseph McConnell – 3 (PC)
Chris McFadden 65 (PC)
Ryan McCurry – 67 (FG)
Andrew Webb – 70 (PC)

ENGLAND Under-18 boys secured their top-flight status at the EuroHockey Youth Championships in dramatic fashion, drawing 4-4 with rivals Scotland after a hard-fought battle in Santander, Spain, on Saturday.

England looked to be heading for a comfortable win as they led 4-1 with five minutes left, but three late goals from Scotland led to a frantic finale to the match.

However, it is Scotland who are relegated on goal difference alone while England live to fight another day in the A Division.

“After the disappointment of losing to Ireland the previous day, this was a massive game for us, and one which we had to win to stay in the A Division,” said Head Coach Jody Paul.

“The way that the boys approached the game was great and they applied themselves well and delivered what I asked them to do.”

Scotland took the lead with captain Joseph McConnell scoring after just three minutes, but England hit back through Elliot Hibell who scored from a 13th minute penalty corner drag flick from the top of the D which found the net unopposed.

Tom Crowson put England ahead on 33 minutes with a reverse stick shot after some good build up, and three minutes later Euan Gilmour scored from a penalty stroke, awarded after a foul by the goalkeeper.

Nick Page’s 38th minute goal put England in the driving seat, but Scotland weren’t finished yet.

With five minutes left, England had three players injured and Scotland took advantage of their loss of shape, scoring on 65 minutes through Chris McFadden, 67 minutes through Ryan McCurry and with second left from Andrew Webb.

But England held on for a draw which was enough to keep them in the top flight.

 

 

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

3

3

0

0

12

9

England

3

1

1

1

6

4

Scotland

3

1

1

1

-2

4

Russia

3

0

0

3

-16

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

3-7

20:00

Belgium

Netherlands

SF2

3-4

Saturday, 25 July 2015

 

11:30

Russia

Ireland

C

1-9

12:00

England

Scotland

C

4-4

14:30

Spain

Belgium

3/4

3-1

19:30

Germany

Netherlands

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