27th August 2022, Brussels, Belgium: An important and busy day at the EuroHockey Championship Qualifiers, and 3 of the 8 tickets to the Championships in 2023 are confirmed! France (m), Wales (m), and Scotland (w)
Turkey v Ireland 0-9
France v Lithuania 19-0
The Final day in Calais started with a 9-0 win for Ireland against Turkey. After the first two-quarters Ireland lead 2-0 followed by 5-0 in the third quarter and four more goals in the final quarter making it a 9-0 win for the Irish team.
The game was followed by Lithuania facing France where we saw a high number of goals. The final result was 19-0 with France qualifying for the Eurohockey Championship 2023 in Mönchengladbach.
Top scorer of the tournament: Timothée Clément (France), 8 goals
Best player: François Goyet (France)
Best goalkeeper: Jamie Carr (Ireland)
On the final day of the EuroHockey Qualifiers, Women in Dunkirk showed a lot of beautiful goals. France took second place after a victory against Austria with a final result of 4:0.
Scotland took first place after the brilliant win against Swiss ladies with a final result of 4:2 and was qualified for EuroHockey Championship 2023.
Top Scorer – Fiona Burnet (Scotland), 3 goals
Best Player – Amy Costello (Scotland)
Best Goalkeeper – Fazis Ursina (Switzerland)
Wales v Gibraltar 7-0
Switzerland v Scotland 0-8
On the last day of the EuroHockey Championships Qualifiers saw 2 good games of hockey. Wales cracked Gibraltar in the first game, but only in the second half with an end result of 7 – 0. The same for Scotland against the Suisse. 1 – 0 at half time and 8 – 0 end result.
Wales is qualified for the EHC 2023. Scotland and Switzerland for the EHC II and Gibraltar will play the EHC III next year.
Top Scorer – Gareth Furlong (Wales), 8 goals
Croatia v Slovakia 2-2
Wales v England 0-3
We witnessed 2 very competitive games during game day 2 in Durham.
The first game of the day was between Croatia and Slovakia and both teams put their best effort on the pitch to win the game. The first half ended with Croatia’s one-goal lead. It was in the last few seconds of the 3rd qtr when Slovakia equalised. Either team could have won the game in the last qtr as they both had good scoring opportunities but the goalkeepers were successful and the game finished as a 2-all draw. Both team coaches seemed satisfied with the effort their teams put in.
The second game was between the winners of game day 1. England found it very difficult to open the welsh lock. The Welsh team fought very well in defense and it was only deep into the second qtr when England managed to score from a penalty. England went on to win the game in the second half by scoring 2 more goals. The final score (3-0) was not a true reflection of the welsh resistance.
Where to watch:
All 46 games will be streamed LIVE and VOD on demand will be available following the games on www.eurohockeytv.org.
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