Published On: Fri, Feb 17th, 2017 at 2:18pm

Hockey – Edinburgh University men out of the BUCS trophy

British Universities and Colleges Sport Trophy: Edinburgh University (men) 2, Manchester University 3 (after penalty shots).

Women’s League: North A: Edinburgh Unviersity 4, Nottingham University 1

Edinburgh University men bowed out of the British Universities and Colleges Sport Trophy after nerve-shredding penalty shots.

They drew 2-2 with Manchester at Peffermill but started well and took the lead through Scottish international Gordon Amour after five minutes, the midfield man  slotting home at the far post after a fine diagonal pass .

Manchester replied just on half-time with Robbie Radcliffe netted from a deflection following a penalty corner.

And the same player scored his and their second ten minutes into the second-half from a rebound.

Ross Jamieson levelled after 26 minutes, scoring from close range and Edinburgh had a chance to win the game on the final hooter after they were awarded a penalty corner but they failed.

And Tom Astle stepped up to claim the game-winner and take the Manchester side into the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, the women’s team are currently second in the six-strong league having beaten Nottingham 4-1 at Peffermill.

They were tied at 0-0 at the break but Maisie Morris and Alison Eadie claimed singles and Sophie Maunder a double to run out comfortable winners.

The students have 15 points after ten games with Birmingham on top with 20 points but Loughborough can pip them for second if they win their final game against bottom club Leeds Beckett.


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