Beeston out of Europe in last-minute thriller

Results KO16 – Sunday
Club de Campo 3 Atletic Terrassa 1 (1-1 after extra time, decided on penalties)
Beeston 3 HGC 4

Beeston’s chances of staying in Europe hinged on a  video appeal with eight seconds on the clock, after a long wait, Andy Mair in the video box ruled for a PC. But with the clock run down, Beeston mistrapped at the top of the circle and their European semi-final chance had slipped away.

[img_assist|nid=2019|title=|desc=Beeston’s Tim Whiteman is a forlorn figure as HGC celebrate their EHL quarter-final win FRANK UIJLENBROEK/EURO HOCKEY LEAGUE|link=node|align=right|width=249|height=166]The Bees were never in front of the game with HGC taking the lead in the 18th minute with Rodrigo Vila finish. The equaliser came from An Andrew Monte drag flick corner three minutes later. After that it was all corners: 2-1 HGC (Seve van Ass, 33m), 2-2 (Monte, 46m), 3-2 HGC (Timmo Kranstauber, 52m), 4-2 (Connor Grimes, 6m0) and Alastair Wilson, 64m.

English hopes for Euro Hockey League success now lie with Reading who play KHC Dragons of Belgium at 11am UK time. Monday’s other game is the all-Orange battle: Orange-Zwart vs hosts HC Bloemendaal at 1.30pm UK. See both on You can also see hightlights of Beeston vs HGC – watch them, it was a cracking game.

The other game on Sunday was a rather dull affair between Club de Campo and  Atletic Terrassa, both of Spain. de Campo eventually winning on penalties.