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Ireland defeat Scotland in U18s

Ireland have won both matches in a women’s under-18 series against Scotland.

Scotland lost the second game of the series 6-1, at Forthbank, Stirling on Sunday. Ireland took Saturday’s opener 4-1.

Scotland head coach Colin Clarke described the second loss as a harsh lesson on counter-attacking direct hockey.  A combination of lapses in defence and some smart finishing allowed the Irish to go into the interval four goals in front.

Although the Scots started the second half with increased vigour and the Irish keeper had to look lively on occasions, it was the Irish who increased their lead to six.  Scotland eventually got a consolation with a goal from Sarah Robertson with an excellent strike into the bottom corner.

“The result was disappointing, however we are on the first step towards our preparation for the European Championships in July. The girls performed well in certain arias and we learnt a lot about individual players and certain combinations. Ireland have set the performance level which we will need to reach over the coming months,” said Clarke.

After the games against Ireland the U18 girls management team selected a 22 player training squad for this summer’s European Championships:

Name 

Club

School

Mairi Drummond 

Cala Edinburgh 

George Watson College 

Kike Lawal 

Grange 

St. Georges 

Laura Page 

Inverleith 

Currie High School 

Fiona Plain 

Cala Edinburgh 

Heriots 

Lucy Preston 

Grange 

MES 

Kate Smith 

Cala Edinburgh 

Heriots 

Hazel Hall 

Cala Edinburgh 

GWC 

Nicki Cochrane 

GMHC 

Strathallan 

Anna Gourlay 

Perthshire

  

Louise Campbell 

Grove Menzieshill 

  

Sarah Robertson 

Melrose 

Kelso 

Kirsty Hill 

Cala Edinburgh  

Kelso 

Emma Barlow 

Kelburne 

Bearsden Academy 

Amanda Maxwell 

Kelburne 

Gryffe 

Jennifer Hendry 

   Glasgow Western 

St. Aloysius College 

Heather Howie 

   Glasgow Western 

Craigolme School 

Heather Lang 

   Giffnock 

Hutchesons’ Grammer 

Lucy Lanigan 

   Giffnock 

Hutchesons’ Grammer 

Bethan Mann 

   Glasgow Western 

Craigolme School   

Kirsten McIntosh 

   Glasgow Western 

Hutchesons’ Grammer 

Jenny Morris 

   GHK 

Kelvinside Academy

Karin Belch

 

 

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