Hockey: Rampant Scots put 11 past Slovakia

Alan Forsyth scored a hat-trick for Scotland
Alan Forsyth scored a hat-trick for Scotland
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Razor-sharp Surbiton striker Alan Forsyth claimed a treble as Scotland earned their second win in hockey’s World League, Round 1.

The Paisley-born 24-year-old, who was the top scorer in England’s top league last season but failed to make the Great Britain side for the Rio Olympics, was always a threat as the rampant Scots thrashed Slovakia 11-0 at Glasgow’s National Hockey Centre.

The home side got off to a flying start when Kenny Bain cheekily lobbed the advancing goalkeeper after only six minutes.Cannock player Russell Anderson was awarded the second after 21 minutes when his cross ball towards goal was deflected home by a Slovakian defender.

Bain made it 3-0 with a rocket shot before ex-Grange striker Hamish Imrie sent the ball home low to the goalkeeper’s right for 4-0 after 41 minutes.

Scotland then fired two goals in two minutes. Forsyth slammed home on 44 minutes after a long ball from his older brother David found him in the circle and Imrie made it 6-0 a minute later after being set-up by Christie and Alan Forsyth.

Skipper Dan Coultas made it a magnificent seven from a penalty corner after 57 minutes and a minute later it was 8-0 when Forsyth finished off a flowing move. Surbiton player Willie Marshall made it 9-0 from a penalty corner after 63 minutes and Grange captain Cammy Fraser scored a tenth in the 69th minute. Forsyth claimed No 11 with seconds left.