Reading to play KHC Dragons in the European quarter finals

KO16 Results – Saturday
Reading 5 East Grinstead 3
Oranje-Zwart 4 RC Polo de Barcelona 3 (on penalties, 2-2 after extra time)
HC Bloemendaal 2 UHC Hamburg 1
KHC Dragons 3 Rot-Weiss Koln 2

Reading have won the battle of the English clubs in the Euro Hockey League with a 5-3 win over East Grinstead in Bloemendaal.

The light blues had a dream start with Richard Mantell burying a corner drag-flick in the third minute. Jonty Clarke finished from close to double the lead in the 21st minute.

[img_assist|nid=2012|title=|desc=Richard Springham’s Reading team-mates pile in to celebrate the sides fifth goal in their 5-3 EHL win over East Grinstead FRANK UIJLENBROEK/EURO HOCKEY LEAGUE|link=node|align=right|width=299|height=210]Chris Cargo scored one of the best goals of the weekend with a reverse shot from wide on the left to produce a 3-0 lead three minutes after half-time, and Reading looked in complete control. But two hard-won goals by Danny Hall (45m and 47m) opened up the game. Iain Mackay then set up Chris Cargo’s second strike for Reading to settle the nerves at 4-2, before a deflected goal by Gareth Carr in the 57th minute lined up a tense finish.

Reading’s fifth, from Richard Springham with fiveminutes to go, finished of a valliant East Grinstead. Reading go through to Monday’s quarter finals where they will play KHC Dragons of Belgium. Dragons defeated a star-studded Rot-Weiss Koln side 3-2, also today.

Tomorrow Beeston play HGC (Netherlands) at 1.30pm UK time. This is not scheduled for British Eurosport 2 at the moment. Watch Kansas City vs Chicago football and the Mountain Bike World Cup there! Check for any updates to the schedule. Failing that the game will be streamed on

The other Sunday quarter final is the battle of the Spanish – Club de Campo vs Atletic Terassa at 11am UK time.

[img_assist|nid=2014|title=|desc=Flares are still in fashion with Bloemendaal fans|link=node|align=left|width=250|height=261]Other Saturday games saw Oranje Zwart (Ndl) go through on penalties against RC Polo de Barcelona and hosts Bloemendaal put away UHC Hamburg with a late Nick Meijer winner. Those results set up an all-Orange quarter final on Monday

Heaps of video interviews on the website, just go to
 and more tomorrow from the Euro Hockey League.