Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Reading finish fifth in the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup

Reading have finished fifth in Europe’s top-level club hockey competition, the EuroHockey Club Champions Cup., with an emphatic 4-0 win over German club HC Berliner in the Netherlands.

The English club had the better of the first half with Susannah Townsend and Alex Danson making a nuisance of themselves in the German circle. They created a well-worked goal finding Becky Halle perfectly placed to score. The second goal came from a similar move, this time Ellie Cockburn was best placed. 

The second half was a repeat of the first as Berliner struggled to find their form. A deliberate foul by Berliner led to  stroke in the 49th minute, which Leah Wilkinson converted and stretched Reading’s lead to 3-0. The final goal came via Liana Smith in the 59th minute.

Reading lost their opening game in the knockout format to Uhlenhorster on Good Frdiay. The game finished 1-1, but the Germans took the first shootout of the weekend. Reading defeated Atasport 3-1 the following day, ensuring a top-six finish.

Amsterdam were crowned European champions following a shootout defeat of the hosts HC ‘sHertogenbosch. The final finished 2-2 and the visitors took the sohotout 3-0.

In another shootout, this time after a 1-1 draw, Uhlenhorster HC of Germany took third place ahead of Spain’s Real Sociedad de Futbal.

Railway Union from Ireland finished seventh, defeating Azerbaijan’s Atasport 5-2. The Dublin club’s goals came from Sinead Dooley (2), Kate Dillon and Kate Lloyd (2).

Player of the Tournament:  Lidewij Welten (Den Bosch)
Top Goalscorer: Eva de Goede (AHBC)
Best Goalkeeper: Yvonne Frank (UHC Hamburg)

Final Ranking:

1 Amsterdam H & BC (NED) EuroHockey Club Champions Cup 2014 Winner
2 HC ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NED)
3 Uhlenhorster HC (GER)
4 Real Sociedad de Futbal SAD (ESP)
5 Reading HC (ENG)
6 Berliner HC (GER)
7 Railway Union HC (IRL)
8  Atasport (AZE)

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