Forsyth’s dou­ble de­feats Poles to put Scot­land top

The Scotsman - - Sfl In Focus - CraIg Mad­dEN

tHE last time Scot­land beat Poland was back in 2002 in Poz­nan, but a dou­ble from Glyn­hill Kel­burne striker Alan Forsyth en­sured the hoodoo was fi­nally put to rest in yes­ter­day’s 2-1 vic­tory in the third pool match of the IN­SEP Hockey Chal­lenge in Paris.

the Scots now share top spot in the group with Malaysia but the Asians have played a game fewer.

Much against the run of play, the Poles took the lead in 15 min­utes fol­low­ing a miss-trap by the Scot­tish de­fence and the grate­ful Pol­ish for­ward took full ad­van­tage to give his side a sur­prise 1-0 lead.

But, a minute from the in­ter­val, the Scots were back on level terms. A move up the right in­volv­ing Gavin Byers, Vishal Mar­waha and Rus­sell An­der­son saw the lat­ter cross the ball to Forsyth, who calmly lifted the ball over the pads of the ad­vanc­ing keeper.

“this game was an en­cour­ag­ing devel­op­ment, we played well and cre­ated a lot of chances. Given the fact that this is only the Com­mon­wealth Games squad’s third game to­gether, it showed sig­nif­i­cance progress for Delhi,” said Eu­gene Connolly, Scot­land’s man­ager.

Mean­while, Scot­land’s un­der-18 boys beat Switzer­land 2-0 yes­ter­day in the open­ing en­counter of the three-match se­ries. Hill­head’s tom Kem­s­ley put the young Scots in front two min­utes be­fore the in­ter­val and Greaves Cly­des­dale’s Scott Lind­say sealed the vic­tory.

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