Mixed fortunes for Surbiton

Surb Men EHL KO16

Surbiton Men battled to a convincing 4-1 win over Three Rock Rovers HC in the Euro Hockey League on Good Friday, but an earlier dramatic shootout defeat to Waterloo Ducks on Wednesday had already ended their hopes of glory.

Three Rock had taken the lead in the first quarter of the ranking match through Mitch Darling, but the English side kept their cool and hit back with Luke Taylor scoring twice in the space of four minutes just before the half, both from penalty corners.

David Goodfield’s 35th minute goal made it three-nil before Surbiton wrapped up the win with a 54th minute field goal from Alan Forsyth.

Earlier in the competition Surbiton lost out narrowly in a shootout with Waterloo Ducks, after having drawn 1-1 at the end of normal time.

Goodfield had given Surbiton the lead with a 23rd minute field goal, but just three minutes later Waterloo Ducks hit back to level the match.

The game remained at 1-1 and went to a shootout, and with Surbiton missing their first two efforts, further goals from Goodfield and Forsyth proved not to be enough with Waterloo scoring four of their five attempts.