Males’s EuroHockey Championship qualifiers
Eire 1 (L Madeley) France 4 (E Tynenez, G Baumgarten, C Sellier)
Eire fell to a 4-1 defeat by the hands of France in Calais to depart their possibilities of qualifying for subsequent summer time’s European Championships prime tier all however over.
The French hosts acquired off to a shocking begin, netting twice within the first seven minutes, and had been at all times in management from that time on, constructing a 4-0 lead earlier than Luke Madeley pulled one again with 16 minutes left.
Their probability of A Division hockey is now a far-fetched one; they should win their closing tie of the match on Saturday towards Turkey and hope for a miracle from Lithuania – who misplaced 19-0 to Eire – to defeat the French.
In actuality, although, it seems just like the Inexperienced Machine are destined for the second tier which they are going to hope nonetheless gives an Olympic qualifier ticket when the continental allocations are divided out in January.
On this tie, targets within the first seven minutes from Gaspard Baumgarten and Corentin Sellier created the large hole. The previous profited when Sellier stole possession on the 23-metre line and arrange the striker who powered in a shot from the best of the circle.
The second adopted in fast succession as Francois Goyet nabbed the ball to interrupt free on the left wing and pumped in a cross which Sellier tipped house within the center.
Eire steadied within the second quarter however any comeback hopes had been firmly shut down within the early levels of the second half.
A pin-point diagonal cross gave Xavier Gaspard area on the best baseline the place he fired the ball to Etienne Tynevez to deflect within the third objective.
Tynevez made it 4-0 with 22 minutes to go from the penalty spot. Madeley acquired Eire on the board when he whipped a drag-flick to the highest proper from their first sequence of penalty corners.
They tried to push on within the closing quarter however the French defence stood agency to restrict any route again into the competition.
Eire: J Carr, L Madeley, J McKee, D Walsh, Ok O’Dea, Ok Marshall, S Murray, M Robson, B Walker, S Hyland
Subs: C Robson, N Glassey, M McNellis, J Duncan, J Lynch, N Web page, M Ingram
France: E Reynaud, G Xavier, S Martin-Brisac, B Rogeau, V Lockwood, A Bellenger, F Goyet, E Curty, E Tynevez, V Charlet
Subs: S Branicki, J-B Forgues, C Sellier, B Marqué, T Clément, B Delemazure, A Thieffry
Umpires: S Michielsen (BEL), N Bennett (ENG)
Males’s EuroHockey Championship qualifiers, Calais
Turkey 3 Lithuania 1; Eire 1 (L Madeley) France 4 (E Tynenez, G Baumgarten, C Sellier)
Standings: 1. France 6pts (+15) 2. Eire 3pts (+16) 3. Turkey 3pts (-10) 4. Lithuania 0pts (-31) Saturday, August twenty seventh
Turkey v Eire, 9am
France v Lithuania, 11.15am