EuroHockey Championships IV 2015 (M) – Vilnius (LTU) 19 – 25 Jul 2015
To watch the Maltese first game against Lithuania – http://www.delfi.lt/video/sporto-tv/rungtynes/lietuva-vs-malta-europos-vyru-zoles-riedulio-cempionatas.d?id=68468488
With the trip to Lithuania less than a week away, the National Team played their final two friendlies over the weekend.
On Saturday they took on a mix of Floriana YS, Rabat and White Hart players in a match that ended 1-0. The score did not show the dominance of the national team who had superior possession, number of short corners and shots at goal however did not make these count.
On Sunday the team took on a team made up of ex-National Team players in what started as an emotional affair as a tribute was given to Tony Tabone. With his family present, a token of the two teams’ gratitude was presented to them and everyone witnessed a minutes silence in respect of a man who dedicated half a century to Maltese hockey. The final score was 4-0 with a better performance from the team compared to the previous day.
On Thursday the team leaves for Lithuania to finally see whether they can bring home the silverware.
In two weeks time, the Maltese National hockey team will participate in the EuroHockey Championship IV taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania. This competition will enable Malta to achieve a better world ranking. Below is an excerpt of the annual rankings for Malta.
|Year||World Rank||Total Points|
|March 2015||Not Ranked||–|
Come on Boys…you can do it!!
Which is the best team in the world? Who is close to knocking them off the top spot? See the very latest positions in the world rankings and where your team lies right here http://www.fih.ch/rankings/outdoor/. Updated after most major internationals (approximately three or four times a year).