Semi-finalists emerge from high octane ABN AMRO U14 EHL

The opening day of the ABN AMRO U14 EHL for boys and girls began with a bang with 12 closely contested matches across the two competitions; here’s how the action played out:


In boys Pool A, all three sides ended with one win and one loss with Surbiton and Der Club an der Alster advancing to the semi-finals while SV Kampong ended up in third place.

Kampong started their campaign with a 2-1 win over Surbiton. Olly Bennett gave the English side an early lead before Fabrice Evers and Rijk Treep responded to take the win but Surbiton also picked up what proved to be a vital losing bonus point.

Alster entered the fray with a 3-0 win over Kampong, all the goals coming in the second half via Bent Rosenbach, Conrad Seydlitz and Emil Hentschel.

That left the door open for all three sides going into the final game and so Surbiton took the opportunity with goals from Bennett and Louis Reynolds-Lloyd in a 2-0 win. 

Pool B was won by Royal Leopold with two wins from two. They began with a 2-1 success against Atlètic Terrassa with Gabriel de Wagheneire and Tom Hanquet giving them a two-goal lead in the last 10 minutes before Miquel Sanchez got one back late on.

Atlèti left it late but bounced back well to win over Austria’s WAC. Arthur Kucera had the Vienna club 1-0 up at half-time but the Terrassa club levelled via Isidre Roca and and then won the game with two goals in the last two minutes via Eduard Marques and Iu Torreddeflot.

Leo also saw off WAC 3-1. An early exchange saw Brieuc Peters and Arthur Kucera swap goals, making it 1-1 in the seventh minute but an effort from de Wagheneire and captain Charly Delahaye saw Leo top the table.

It means Surbiton will play Atlètic and Leopold meet Der Club an der Alster in the semi-finals with SV Kampong facing WAC in the fifth-place playoff.


In the Girls Pool A, Germany’s Harvestehuder THC won the group with two wins, followed by Surbiton with Den Bosch finishing third.

HTHC took the laurels against Den Bosch 3-1 thanks to goals from Clara Schäfers, Leni Fischer and Emelie Tödter with Carlijn Vogelaar getting the response for the Dutch side.

And Surbiton followed up by scoring a 3-0 win over Den Bosch, a result which confirmed both the English side and HTHC in the semi-finals. Kate Coursey netted first before Amelie Carter was on the mark twice more.

The battle for top spot was a lively one with HTHC taking the laurels 4-2. Leni Fischer and Sophie Osborne shared early goals but HTHC swept into a 3-1 lead via Antonia Köhnke and Emilie Tödter on the mark. Carla Zimmerman made it 4-1 with Isabelle Yonge getting one back.

In Pool B, Junior FC and Waterloo Ducks both advanced to the semi-finals thanks to their wins over Ireland’s Dromore.

The Spanish side won 3-1 in the tournament’s opening game. Helena Cuartero and Maria Vidal both scored in the first 10 minutes before Lara Wilson got one back from a penalty corner. Emma Caldas, though, made the game safe with four minutes to go.

Waterloo and Dromore played out a tight first half with Aricia Lepomme’s fifth minute goal separating the sides. It remained that way until the last 10 minutes when Agathe Favart scored two more for a 3-0 result.

The Ducks topped the group after their drew 1-1 with Junior in game three, Maria Vidal and Agathe Favart sharing the goals.

Boys – Sunday schedule

09.00 – Semi-final: Surbiton v Atlètic Terrassa

10.20 – Semi-final: Royal Leopold v Der Club an der Alster

11.20 – 5th/6th playoff: SV Kampong v WAC

12.40 – 3rd/4th playoff

13.40 – Final

Girls – Sunday schedule

09.00 – Semi-final: Harvestehuder THC v Junior FC

10.10 – Semi-final: Waterloo Ducks v Surbiton

11.30 – 5th/6th playoff: Den Bosch v Dromore

12.30 – 3rd/4th playoff

13.50 – Final