Scot­land reach maiden semi-fi­nal

The Hockey Paper - - FRONT PAGE - By Claire Mid­dle­ton

SCOT­LAND’S men have qual­i­fied for the World League Semi-Fi­nal and will play at the event in Lon­don in June against the likes of Eng­land and Olympic cham­pi­ons Ar­gentina.

It’s the first time Scot­land have reached this stage and they can now play for a World Cup place.

It was a re­sult in far­away Trinidad which put the Scots through – the USA beat­ing Rus­sia to fin­ish third in the World League event there. Had the Rus­sians won, they would have qual­i­fied in­stead.

Scot­land made it cour- tesy of finishing third in their World League event in Belfast – and then sweated on events in Trinidad.

Head coach Derek Forsyth said: “I’m de­lighted. It was a tremen­dous ef­fort by the team and staff in Belfast and they thor­oughly de­serve the op­por­tu­nity.”

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