Match 7: Turkey v Switzerland (Pool A) 0-2 

The third day of the tournament saw Turkey and Switzerland playoff in an intense and evenly offensive match. In the first quarter, it seemed that Turkey had more possession of the ball, with their defence holding strong against Switzerland’s advances. In the second quarter, although Switzerland was able to take more shots at goal, Turkey’s defence remained almost impenetrable. In the second half of the game, Switzerland scored their first goal, and another came shortly after with a short corner. Despite the two goals scored by Switzerland, Turkey continued to fight until the very end, gaining many short corners in the last quarter which unfortunately were unsuccessful.  The match ended with a score of 2 – 0 to Switzerland.

Switzerland’s Goal Scorers:
#3 Elias Brönnimann
#27 Martin Greder

Match 8: Lithuania v Gibraltar (Pool A) 1-1 

The last game of the day was Gibraltar versus Lithuania. The game began with both teams seeming equally strong in both skill and speed. The first goal of the match was scored by Gibraltar in a short corner but was soon followed by a goal for Lithuania in the third quarter. The play continued at an intense level with both teams fighting hard to break the tie. Tensions continued to rise when Gibraltar was awarded multiple short corners but was unfortunately futile. A shocking six green cards were awarded this evening due to both intentional and unintentional fouls along with two yellows and one red. The overall score was 1-1.

Gibraltar’s Goal Scorer:
#9 Julian Lopez

Lithuania’s Goal Scorer:
#20 Kristis Bubnelis

Upcoming games 31st July: 

Time Teams Title
09:00 POR – SVK Pool B
11:15 MLT – CRO Pool B
15:45 LTU – TUR Pool A
18:00 SUI – GIB Pool A

All games are being streamed on www.eurohockeytv.org