A hat trick Celtic Cup Championship title was deservedly awarded to a strong Scottish senior women’s team, after they pummeled
Keith Joss must have said something right in the teams’ morning meeting as the squad came out ready to score with Emily Maguire (Porcelanosa Kelburne) getting things rolling in the sixth minute from a penalty corner.
Joss commented: 'Today's win was fantastic. We took our chances at the start and after that confidence kicked in and goals kept coming. We had to be patient towards the end of the match but it's great to get a hat trick title in front of a home crowd.
'There's still work to do for the Europeans but this is a good confidence booster.'
Then Emma Rochlin (Olton & WW) stepped up to nail a penalty stroke a few minutes later. The next attack came off a sharp pass from skipper Linda Clement to Louise Munn (Bonagrass Grove) who took a shot but it was Julie Bryce (Porcelanosa Kelburne) who netted the ball after it was deflected off a defender.
Next to score for
After the break
Quickly following up was Vikki Bunce (Bonagrass Grove) who showcased skill by weaving passed three Irish defenders to slot the ball home for a 6-1 score line. Emily Maguire netted her second for the day and the final goal for
Scotsmen finish behind
The Scotsmen didn’t get off to a great start as they went down by two in the first six minutes, the first goal from a reverse stick shot from Gareth Watkins, then two minutes later Watkins again struck gold from close range.
The first goal of the second half belonged to
Mark Ralph struck another one but Irish keeper Iain Walker, who made several great saves throughout the game, stopped the ball yet again. In the 70th minute, Mark Ralph took a reverse stick shot which rebounded for Fergus Dunn (FC Barcelona) who lobbed it into the roof of the net for a final score of 3-3, leaving
Source: Scottish Hockey
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