beat Wales 4-0 to claim third spot in Hockey World League 2 in Belfast. Both
sides played above their world ranking and should be proud of their
performances throughout the tournament.
player Alan Forsyth was awarded player of the tournament just missed out on top
scorer by 1 goal, after scoring 7 in total.
3rd place fixture was a battle of the home nations, after Wales had
beaten Scotland in their group stages in a thrilling shoot out it was expected
to be a thriller.
keeper David Kettle did well to keep the Scots out denying them any goal opportunities
but Scotland opened the scoring when Adams sent a drag flick into the right corner
of the net to make it 1-0 after 23 minutes. The Scots lead 1-0 at half time.
penalty corner for the Scots lead for Alan Forsyth twirling his way towards
goal, and a couple of quick passes later the ball found Gavin Byers free at the
far post to finish 2-0.
went seeking for a goal and came close when a penalty corner was deflected wide
on the line by a combination of Alexander and Willie Marshall. Then, up the
other end of the pitch, Adams sent another penalty corner drag flick into the
roof of the net to make it 3-0 for Scotland. A minute later Ben Cosgrove took
the ball into the D, created a good angle, and slotted the ball home for the
final result 4-0.
Head Coach Derek Forsyth said, “I’m really pleased, the players were fantastic
today and it’s a great way to finish the tournament. We dominated for the
majority of the game and it was a great team performance.
third is a good achievement for a young squad. It’s great to see Ben Cosgrove
scoring at his first senior tournament and Tommy Alexander keep a clean sheet.
As a squad we were excellent.”