Published On: Wed, Feb 14th, 2018 at 7:25pm

Women’s hockey – Robertson makes 100th appearance

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Sarah Robertson made her 100th international appearance and will be a key player for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games

Borders-born Sarah Robertson came off the bench to make her 100th international appearance as Great Britain lost 5-2 to Argentina in Rosario.

The former Edinburgh University player was joined in the side by Glasgow-born goalkeeper Nikki Cochrane.

Captain Alex Danson netted her 49th and 50th goals for Great Britain in the defeat.

Hours earlier, Scotland named Robertson and two other current Great Britain squad members, Cochrane, an ex Edinburgh university star, and former Inverleith star Amy Costello, in the women’s squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Lucy Lanigan also makes the squad after catching the eye in the recent warm-weather camp in Gran Canaria where Scotland recorded four wins from five games against Wales in a Test series.

Dundee-born Gordon Shepherd, Scotland women’s head coach said: “The level of competition within the squad was excellent, and this left us with some difficult decisions to make.

“There has been a big turnaround in personnel since Glasgow 2014 with only five players who represented Scotland then are selected for the Gold Coast.

The women have been drawn in Pool B against Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Ghana. The other pool features England, India, South Africa, Malaysia, and Wales.
The Tartan Hearts have a two-match Test series against Ireland in Glasgow as they build towards the Gold Coast.

Scotland: Amy Brodie (Edinburgh University), Millie Brown, Ali Howie, Lucy Lannigan (Clydesdale Western), Nicola Cochrane Beeston), Kareena Cuthbert (captain) and Becky Ward (Western Wildcats), Bex Condie (vice-captain) and Amy Costello (University of Birmingham), Robyn Collins (Surbiton), Mairi Drummond and Nikki Alexander-Lloyd (Wimbledon), Amy Gibson (Reading), Sarah Jamieson, Katie Robertson and Nicola Skrastin (all Grove Menzieshill), Lucy Lanigan, Nikki Alexander-Lloyd, Sarah Robertson (Hampstead and Westminster), Charlotte Watson (Dundee Wanderers). Travelling reserves: Karin Belch (Grove Menzieshill), Becky Merchant (Edinburgh University). Non-travelling reserves: Lucy Camlin (Watsonians), Kate Holmes (Clifton Robinsons).


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