Railway Top Pool at EuroHockey Indoor Trophy

Railway played their final pool match this morning against the fourth placed team Zelina from Croatia knowing they had already topped their pool with 10 points from their previous two games.

The first quarter was scoreless but Railway edged ahead in the second quarter. Becky McMullen opened the scoring following a strong surge forward by Orla Patton. Orla Fox added to to this with a penalty stroke after Sarah Patton had penetrated the circle. Sarah Patton added to the scoring from Railway’s third corner.

Half Time: Railway 3 Zelina 0.

Railway took their keeper, Kate O’Hogan, off for the 3rd quarter to play with 6 outfield players. The Zelina team became increasingly aggressive taking Holly Jenkinson out on a number of occasions and then received a red card when Orla Patton was hit on the head in an off the ball incident. Nevertheless, Zelina managed to get on the scoreboard but Railway restored a three goal margin when Ailish Long scored from a Lily Lloyd pass.

Railway put their keeper back on for the 4th quarter with debutant Kate Woods getting her 1st goal of the tournament to leave Railway running out as 5-1 winners.

Railway will now play in the top group for places 1 to 4 against East Grinstead of England and WAC of Austria, taking their 5 points from the Clydesdale match with them.

Their next match will be live-streamed at 8.15 this evening (7.15 Irish Time)