James Leads Wales To Nine-Goal EuroHockey Haul

James Carson led Wales to a nine-goal victory in their second pool match at the EuroHockey tournament in Glasgow.

The former Cardiff Met University student scored four goals in their 9-0 triumph against Switzerland.

Wales won their opening match against Czech Republic 2-1 and are top of the group going into their third and final pool fixture against Russia on Wednesday (2pm).

Owain Dolan-Grey scored the lone first half goal. Wales led 1-0 at the break with the Swiss players defending well against steady pressure.

James Kyriakides and Carson added further goals, while the Welsh goals tally was completed by Carson (3), Kyriakides, Rupert Shipperley and Luke Hawker.

Czech Republic and Russia drew 1-1 in their pool match. Lukas Plochy fired the Czechs ahead with Mikhail Proskuriakov equalising.

“We couldn’t be happier,” said Wales captain Hawker. “The mood within the camp is really good as you’d expect coming off the back of a 9-0 performance.

“It’s something we’ve been working towards for the last couple of years. It’s great to have played two, won two.”

Wales women opened their EuroHockey challenge with a 6-1 win against Austria and play their second pool fixture against Poland this evening (Tuesday, 6pm).

Remaining pool fixtures for Wales men and women:

EuroHockey Women’s Championships pool B in Cardiff.

Tuesday, August 8: 3.45pm Belarus v Austria; 6pm Poland v Wales.

Wednesday, August 9: 3.45pm Austria v Poland; 6pm Wales v Belarus.

EuroHockey Men’s Championships pool B in Glasgow.

Wednesday, August 9: 11.45am Russia v Wales, 2pm Switzerland v Czech Republic.

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