Kelburne Veteran Alan Bryce in Europe!

Report on the Vets tournament in Boom, near Antwerp, Belgium

2-6 June 2010

 

 

Over-60s Squad

Bain, Bryce, Caren, Cathro (Captain), Chisholm, Downie, Dunbar, Golightly, Leighton (GK), McIntosh, McLintock, Margerison, Shirreffs, Weir.

 

The latest match play was with Scottish Thistles, a select of Club members and not the official Scotland International team, played in something called the European Trophy, which is played for every second year when we?re not competing for the European Cup (which IS International).  I hope you can understand this!  I append below the official version of our week in Antwerp, Belgium (with my highlighting). 

 

?Scottish Thistles played in Pool A of the Grand Masters tournament along with Alliance, Belgium, England LX 1 and Netherlands 2 and finished bottom of their pool after managing only a draw against Netherlands 2 in the first match, the goal coming from a Bryce short corner. Lack of specialist forwards cost them dear as their overall play did not deserve such a lowly position, and in fact they could have beaten Belgium in the last group match to claim third place in the group, had they been able to capitalise on their almost total domination in the first half.

 

?The Scots found themselves facing the Welsh once again in the play-offs and took the lead in the second half, again through a Bryce short corner. Unfortunately, with five minutes left, a Welsh short corner shot was deflected in off a Scottish stick (not Bryce) when going wide and the game ended in stalemate. Unlike the previous two occasions in Lille earlier in 2010, the penalty stroke competition went the way of Wales, who comfortably claimed ninth place with a 4-2 score.  Scottish scorers of the Penalty Flicks were McIntosh and Bryce.?

 

Grand Masters Pool A

Thur 3 June

Netherlands 2

Scottish Thistles

1

1

 

Scottish Thistles

Alliance

0

1

Fri 4 June

Scottish Thistles

England LX 1

0

6

 

Scottish Thistles

Belgium

0

1

Sat 5 June

Scottish Thistles

Penalty Flicks

Wales

 

1

2

1

4