Forsyth hat-trick sees Scotland into the guys’s EuroHockey Championship II last
Ireland 2 (K. O’Dea; B. Walker)
Scotland 3 (A. Forsyth x3)
Alan Forsyth scored a hat-trick as Scotland originated from 2 objectives to beat Ireland 3-2, and bag a location in the Men’s EuroHockey Championship II last.
Ireland left to an excellent start in the contest and put Scotland under pressure with a charge corner, however it was well conserved by Man of the Match Tommy Alexander.
A brief time later Ireland took the lead with an objective by Kevin O’Dea. He discovered area in the Scots circle and coolly moved the ball house for 1-0.
Scotland fought back into the contest and almost bagged an equaliser when Cammy Golden sent out a drag flick towards the leading right corner, however it was well checked out and conserved to reject the objective.
Early in the 2nd quarter Scotland had Alexander to thank for an exceptional double conserve to stop an early strike.
Seconds later on and Ireland did double their lead when Ben Walker swept the ball house from close quarters to make it 2-0.
Then the Blue Sticks were granted a charge stroke after Golden’s charge corner struck a foot on the line. Alan Forsyth stepped up and buried the ball into the bottom left corner to make it Ireland 2-1 Scotland. It was Forsyth’s 5th objective of the competition.
Ian Stuart really almost scored for Ireland right after half time however his shot throughout objective simply went large. Then Forsyth had an opportunity for Scotland from the top of the D and his relentless strike was well conserved by the leg guards of the keeper.
The half tore on and Golden was rejected by a conserve at complete stretch when a low charge corner was touched around the post.
As the 3rd quarter ended a definitely significant surface by Forsyth provided a been worthy of equaliser to Scotland. Forsyth took the ball left wing and definitely buried it throughout the keeper into the far corner. 2-2.
It was all to bet in the last quarter and both sides came out combating with the video game raving from end-to-end.
Scotland was granted a charge stroke and Forsyth stepped up once again to take duty for the strike. The striker made no error, discovering the bottom left corner once again, to bag his hat technique and put Scotland 3-2 ahead.
An impressive diving conserve by Alexander rejected Ireland an equaliser with the clock ticking down, and Scotland was strong enough to claim the win and protect a location in the last.