The afternoon session started with a draw between CH SPV Complutense and Kolos Sekvoya Vinnitsa.A well rehearsed corner put the Ukrainians ahead after 3 minutes and that’s how the score remained until the half. Vinnitsa stretched their lad after 22 minutes, but the Spaniards fought their way back into the game via a quick 2 goals from Sahuquillo and Nevado equaled the score, with neither side being able to break the deadlock after that. 2 points apiece and Complutense earn their first points of the tournament.

A C.H. SPV Complutense – Kolos-Sekvoya Vinnitsa 2-2 (0-1)

Next up HC Valenciennes took on the mighty Germans Harvestehuder. An extremely entertaining and highly competitive first half from the players and the fans
as 9 goals were scored. Harvestehuder took hold of the second half and a double hat trick from and 5 from Koerper helped then to the most comprehensive win of the Tournament to date.

Hockey Club Valenciennes – Harvestehuder THC 6-13 (3-6)
The 3rd game and Dinamo did enough to see off the Belgians, Racing did go ahead in the 3rd minute via a penalty corner but Dinamo equalised 2 minutes later and then went ahead via Volkov their captain. 2-1 at the half and a solid performance in the second half led to them taking the full 5 points with Racing earning perhaps a vital consolation point.

Dinamo Yekaterinburg – Racing Club de Bruxelles 5-3 (2-1)
The final game of the day was a feisty affair with much at stake for the both teams. 1-1 at the half with Hellstrand and Faulkner.
A brace of goals from Condon and a hat trick including my goal of the day from Niall Stott and the hosts won 6-2. Leaving them with a must win game against Racing to earn a semi-final slot.

Partille SC – East Grinstead HC 2-6 (1-1)

Main Photograph: East Grinstead’s Niall Stott in action v Partille SC (EHF/Peter Savage (c))

Gallery from afternoon session (EHF/Peter Savage (c))