International weekend at DISC produced a memorable Easter feast of youth hockey as Scotland’s most talented under 16s shared the spoils of a 3-test series with their Irish counterparts.
Official hosts were Midland Hockey Union, with Dundee-based club Grove Menzieshill taking on the bulk of the ‘hands-on’ organisation.
Spurred on by the backing of a large home crowd the four local youngsters involved turned on the style to impact on a healthy set of results against typically spirited performances by Ireland.
Grove Menzieshill’s Cameron Golden (Dundee High) hit the target on Friday and Saturday while clubmate Cameron Griffiths (Strathallan) rounded off Scotland’s campaign with Sunday’s counter.
After a narrow opening loss on Friday, Dundee Wanderers’ Charlotte Watson (St John’s HS) was Scotland’s matchwinner with a Saturday double.
Although not figuring on the scoring charts, Grove Menzieshill’s Katie Stott (Kilgraston) responded to the responsibility of being the linch-pin in Scotland’s engine room, masterminding defence whilst also orchestrating counter-attacks.
The Irish teams also enjoyed the support of a large visiting contingent who made the most of the excellent facilities on offer at DISC.
The weekend was supported by SportDundee through a National / Internal Event Grant awarded to Midland Hockey Union.
Results – Scotland U16s v Ireland U16s, DISC
Friday: Scotland 1 Ireland 2
Saturday: Scotland 2 Ireland 1
Sunday: Scotland 1 Ireland 1
Friday: Scotland 5 Ireland 1
Saturday: Scotland 4 Ireland 4
Sunday: Scotland 1 Ireland 2
Left - Right: Cameron Griffiths, Cameron Golden, Charlotte Watson & Katie Stott