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HC Wien and Grange recorded their first draw each in the
Euro Hockey League as they shared a 0-0 deadlock in Round 1 in Pool B.
There was precious little between the sides throughout with
both defences on top for much of the game. It made for few chances in the
opening quarter as each circle was defended superbly.
The second quarter saw a few chinks of light appearing with
the Austrian side first to try their luck, winning two corners but Lukasz
Staniczek fired his drag-flick over.
At the far end, Cammy Fraser was having an influence in
midfield while his two slapped corner shots wreaked havoc. One of them led to
the ball crossing the goal line but only seconds after the whistle had gone for
a corner, meaning the first half ended 0-0.
A similar fate befell Frank Ryan in the second half as he
potted from close range but the play had been called back for an earlier HC
Michal Zdrojewski made a couple of good saves while
Staniczek then took another Ryan shot off the line as Grange upped the ante as
time went on with Todd Harmsworth a constant menace.
But they could not find the golden chance to put away. It
means Grange miss out on the KO16 but HC Wien have a chance to qualify if they
can surprise Harvestehuder on Sunday evening.
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