Town Blitz Austrians for Five

Monkstown 5 (Watkins, Good, Nolan, Ewington, Caruth) ATHC Wien 1 (Monghy)

**Report Gareth Evans

In game 2 of the EuroHockey ChMonkstown started very brightly against ATHC Wien and went ahead after 90 seconds through Gareth Watkins after quick thinking from Stephen Cole. They added a 2nd goal in the 5th minute when Jazze Henry slipped the ball to Kyle Good to smash home from the top of the D, his 3rd goal in 2 games, and David Nolan added a 3rd goal in the 10th minute after robbing the ball in midfield and finishing powerfully. Despite incessant pressure for the rest of the half the score remained 3 0 until half time.

The Austrians scored the first goal of the 2nd half in the 43rd minute through Dominik Monghy after a quick break away from an overhead. Monkstown responded superbly adding a 4th goal within 2 minutes from an Andy Ewington drag flick. Peter Caruth converted the 5th from a Graham Shaw cross.

If Town win or draw tomorrow  in their last game in the group stage versus Atasport, who beat H.C. Bra 8-1 in the other group game today, they will be in the final. Where they’ll face either H.C. Oks-shvsm or the hosts S.G. Amsicora ASD who both have 100% records after their opening two games respectively.


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