Strathallan junior boys win S3 Hockey Cup
March 11 2019
Strathallan were the Junior Boys’ Cup Final champions in an outstanding 4-0 victory over Fettes College at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre.
Fettes made a strong start to the game, and were on the offensive right from the first whistle to try and get a goal. However, the Strathallan defence had other ideas and did great job of halting any Fettes advances, restricting any clear chances to a minimum.
Strathallan produced a slick attack down the right, with the ball being fizzed into the D, taking an unlucky deflection off a Fettes defender and ending up in the back of the net off Adam A’s stick. Opening the scoring for Strathallan midway through the first half.
After going 1-0 down, Fettes went on the attack and were denied by a wonderful save by the Strathallan goalie Nic H, after a great shot on the turn.
Nic was having a brilliant game, denying Fettes with a number of smart saves to keep his side ahead at half time.
Early in the second half and Strathallan went 2-0 up. Adam A with a low strike, smashing against the backboard to give his side a needed two-goal margin.
Fettes had a chance to get back into the game as they were awarded a penalty stroke. But Nic H pushed the ball wide of the top right corner to keep his teams lead intact. Another save by Nick kept Fettes a bay, in what was really top goalkeeping performance.
Strathallan then scored a fantastic goal. A long perfectly placed pass from Carl E found Adam in the D with one defender to beat; Adam flicked it past him before sliding the ball past the advancing goalkeeper to make it 3-0 and seal victory, completing his hat trick in the process.
The game finished 4-0 as Archie R fired the ball past the goalkeeper with 30 seconds remaining to make it a memorable Strathallan victory.
David Giles, hockey coach, on the win:
“Fantastic achievement by the boys, great to see all the hard work pay off. Hopefully this is the start of more success to come for this team.”