Saturday, February 21, 2009

Galway suffer tough baptism

Galway endured a tough opening day at the EuroHockey Indoor Club Champion's Challenge as they fell to two defeats - the first in heartbreaking circumstances to Serbia's HK Bask.

The Tribeswomen were within just two minutes of picking up a draw in their first ever European outing but Javanna Prodanovic popped up to nick the 2-1 win. Earlier, Elaine Newell had tied the game up at 1-1 just after half-time to raise hopes of a famous result.

The afternoon game saw Galway face tournament favourites, Denmark's Slagelse, and took a first minute lead courtesy of Lynsey Trainor. The Danes, however, and steamed clear to win 5-1, thanks to Nielsen sisters Janne and Marianne who netted all the goals between them.

Results: Galway 1 (Elaine Newell) HK Bask 2; Galway 1 (Lynsey Trainor) Slagelse 5

Standings after two games (points/goal diff):
1. Slagelse (6pts/+10) 2. Howardian (4pts/+2) 3. HK Bask (3pts/-1) 4. AD Lousada (3pts/-3) 5. Cankaya Bld Sc (1pt/-3) 6. Galway (0pts/-5)

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