UHC Hamburg edge Mannheimer HC in close encounter at the EHCC

EuroHockey Club Cup Quarter-Final

Mannheimer HC 0 UHC Hamburg 1

The opening quarter-final of the EuroHockey Club Cup was a tight affair with UHC Hamburg coming out on top against German rivals, Mannheimer in front of an enthusiastic audience of schoolchildren at Thursday lunchtime at Surbiton HC.

The atmosphere was perfect with the sun shining to greet the Bundesliga rivals, Germany having gained a second team in the top flight tournament at the expense of England after the qualification table was recalculated at the end of last season.

The only goal came in the 12th minute, Eileen Hoffman’s shot from the right of the circle earning Hamburg a semi-final match-up with AH&BC Amsterdam.

Mannheimer’s main threat came from three penalty corners which they failed to convert and with just under six minutes remaining, Mannheimer fielded a kicking back, but Hamburg survived the subsequent attacking onslaught to book their place in the final four.

Mannheimer HC

Squad: Julia Meffert, Cecile Pieper, Camille Nobis, Sophia Willig (Capt.), Sonja Zimmermann, Lydia Haase, Nike Lorenz, Florencia Habif, Lisa Schneider(GK), Stine Kurz, Charlotte Gerstenhoffer.

Subs: Maxi Pohl (5 mins), Nadine Kanler (6), Emma Forter (6), Solvej Althof (6), Alicia Magaz Medrano (6), Greta Lyer (11).

Sub not used: Paula Schmidt (GK).

UHC Hamburg

Scorer: Eileen Hoffmann 12-F

Squad: Noelle Rother (GK); Jana Teschke, Katharina Frank, Hannah Seifert, Lena Micheel, Eileen Hoffmann, Janne Müller-Wieland (Capt.), Roda Müller-Wieland, Charlotte van Bodegom, Belen Iglesias Marcos, Marie Mävers.

Subs: Nicola Evans (3 mins), Emily Günther (5), Sophie Mayen (6), Nora Korn (7), Jenny Siemer (8).

Subs not used: Jessica Kloevekorn (GK), Fenna Slawyk.

Umpires: Fanneke Alkemade (Netherlands) and Anne Van den Bosch (Belgium).

Colin Pike | Images: Prospective Photos

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