EuroHockey: Grange come within five minutes of historic victory in Spain | Edinburgh News

The winning goal came in the last second.

Earlier, Scotland’s top domestic marksman, 21-year-old Fraser Heigh, scored a spectacular opener against the run of play, rampaging down the right hand side and leaving veteran Kwan Brown in his slipstream before firing home at the near post past stunned goalkeeper Toby Reynolds-Cotterill after 19 minutes.

Heroics by Grange goalkeeper David Forrester and dogged defence kept the Scots ahead in a fiesty game in glorious weather at Terrassa, near Barcelona, but the former English champions, who boasted Olympian Rupert Shipperley in their ranks, piled on the pressure, earning a series of penalty corners.

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(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The Scots still frustrated their rivals and, with the clock ticking down, forced the English side to withdraw their goalkeeper to have 11 outfield players.

Grange were within five minutes of becoming the first Scottish side to win a game in the EuroHockey League and the first Tartan team to beat an English combine in Europe’s top club competition.

But Matt Guise-Brown converted from a penalty corner with five minutes left and then a driving run down the right saw the ball arrive on the stick on Matthew Ramshaw who fired home from close range past the diving Forrester in the last second.

There was not enough time for the match to re-start and several of the Grange players fell to the ground in total frustration after having a historic result snatched from them.

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