Surbiton end Dragons Trophy I reign in thrilling fashion

Surbiton dethroned KHC Dragons with a second successive 4-3 win in Hamburg to land the women’s EuroHockey Club Trophy I on Monday.

It made it two wins from two for English sides against Belgian opposition in women’s club competition over the Easter weekend and ended Dragons’ two-year hold on this title.

The first quarter ended scoreless before the game exploded into life in the second quarter with four goals in six minutes.

Giselle Ansley started the run but her corner goal was quickly annulled by one from Manuela Vila for Dragons.

Hannah French restored Surbiton’s lead with her fifth goal of the tournament but Fleur Verboven ensured the game was level once more at 2-2 at half-time.

It remained that way through the third quarter but a double strike from tournament top scorer Sophie Hamilton proved pivotal with goals in the 49th and 52nd minutes.

Valerie Magis got one back from the penalty spot but Surbiton played out the last three minutes to earn the title and a significant title.

Hosts Club an der Alster finished third thanks to a 5-0 win over MSC Sumchanka with Carlota Sippel scoring a hat trick with Hanna Granitzki getting the other two.

Watsonians beat Slavia Prague 4-2 with three goals – from Mairi Drummond, Jessica Garden and Emily Dark – in the first nine minutes laying the base for their success.

Rotweiss Wettingen defeated Butterfly Roma 1-0 for seventh place courtesy of Elena Trösch’s 35th minute goal.

Women’s EuroHockey Club Trophy I (Hamburg, Germany) – final standings

  1. Surbiton (England)
  2. KHC Dragons (Belgium)
  3. Der Club an der Alster (Germany)
  4. MSC Sumchanka (Ukraine)
  5. Watsonians (Scotland)
  6. SK Slavia Prague (Czechia)
  7. HC Rotweiss Wettingen (Switzerland)
  8. Butterfly Roma (Italy)

Player of the tournament: Jimena Cedrés (KHC Dragons)

Goalkeeper of the tournament: Amber Walton (Surbiton)

Leading goalscorer: Hanna Granitzki (Der Club an der Alster)

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