A Scotland U21 team, consisting of EUMHC 1s members Martin Rose, Robbie Croll, Ben Pearson and Jack Jamieson as well as being coached by EUMHC 1s coach Graham Moody, have qualified to the Euro Pools after 3 interesting qualifiers.
The initial game was a 6-1 win over Portugal where the boys sxhowed composure and came back from 1-0 down to show their quality and win comfortably. A strong perfomance against Russia in the next game was another fantastic win with a final score of 5-2. The final game was a hard fought 3-2 loss to Italy, where the Italians managed to convert 3 penalty corners before the end of the second quarter. In spite of a fight back from the squad in the second half, they were unable to break down a strong Italian defense and ended losing placing them second in the group.
We at EUMHC are immensly proud of all the Edinburgh boys representing their country on an internation stage and wish them luck in the next stages of the competion.
EUMHC 1st Team Members Ben Pearson, Martin Rose and Robbie Croll were part of a very successful Scotland Under 18 side in the July 2018.
The Scotland U18 Boys’ won the silver medal at EuroHockey Championship II after a battling performance against Russia, which saw the Russians run out 6-3 winners. The Scots had been 3-0 down but dragged themselves back into the contest before Russia saw the game out in the final quarter.
Scotland U18 Boys’ had already secured promotion to the top level of U18 boys’ hockey, having beaten Austria in an earlier semi-final. Second year student Ben Pearson captained the side scoring several crucial goals on their run to the semi-finals.
EUMHC 1st XI Captain Sam Robertson said: “its a great achievement for the boys and is a great rewards for the effort they’ve put in over the course of the season. Hopefully their form will carry through to our season in September!”
Men’s first team star Ben Pearson has just been announced as one of Scottish Hockey’s Under 18 players of the year. This caps off a stellar 2018 for the young midfielder as he captained Scotland Under 18 to promotion in their European Championships in the summer as well as being part of the EUMHC 1st XI who won the BUCS Trophy and reached the Scottish Cup Final