Scots Suffer in Game 2

The Scotland team featuring 9 Gents 1's players were taught something of a hockey lesson in their second game at the World Cup qualifying tournament after going down 8-0 to the host nation New Zealand.

 
Following a close defeat to the Kiwi's in the build up to the tournament, hopes were high that the Scots would be able to run them close.

Any hopes they had were quickly extinguished as New Zealand raced into a 3-0 half time lead. Things did not get any better in the 2nd half as a further 5 goals were conceded.

 
In the opening game of the tournament the young side fared slightly
better against an experienced Chinese side. They were given an early boost when Stephen Dick (Inverleith) fired them into a fourth minute lead following a good cross from Alan Forsyth.
 
Scotland had several clear chances to build upon their lead but were unable to find the net.
 
They were punished early in the second half when from a short corner China were able to equalise with a drag flick.
 
The Chinese quickly added a second which was to prove to be the winner.
 
Scotland rallied at the death but were unable to convert opportunities created by an Iain Scholefield solo run and a great pass into the circle by Mark Ralph. 
 
The results leave Scotland in 5th place and they will be looking to rebuild when they face Austria tomorrow.