Surbiton Reach Knock-Out Stage of Elite European Hockey League

One victory and one defeat meant that the mens’ team of Surbiton HC, the world’s second oldest hockey club, continued through to the knock-out stages of Europe’s elite hockey league.

Qualifying for the 24-team tournament for the first time in ten years, Surbiton were placed in a group with Vienna’s SV Arminen and Real Club de Polo, from Barcelona, where the group’s games were held.

A stunning opening 5-0 victory against the Austrian team on Friday led to a Sunday showdown with the Spanish champions to see who would top the group. After an even start, home advantage started to tell and the local favourites finished deserved 3-0 winners.

Fergus Dunn, Surbtion’s right-back and Scottish international, said: “The boys were pleased with their performance on Friday but couldn’t quite match that today against what is a very strong and experienced side.”

The next round of the tournament is likely to be played in the Netherlands in April and, according to Dunn: “The boys are already looking forward to it.”

Photo courtesy of Rex

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