Brits hit scoring form in German Bundesliga
7th November 2011
The British players were straight into their stride in the German Bundesliga this weekend, with three scoring hat-tricks for their respective clubs on the second match day.
Jake Vincent impressed with three goals for his new club SV Bayer Uerdingen as they clinched their first points of the season with a 15-5 defeat of Will Middleton’s SC Wedding Berlin.
Meanwhile, Sean King and Sean Ryder were both in action for SV Weiden with the former bagging three goals in a 10-7 defeat at home to OSC Postdam.
Glen Robinson also impressed and became the third British hat-trick scorer as his SV Wurzburg suffered a 21-5 defeat to defending champions Spandau 04 Berlin.
Ciaran James scored twice and was named man of the match as his team SV Cannstatt continued their perfect start to the season with a 6-5 defeat of SV Krefeld 72. This followed on from his three goals the previous week in Cannstatt's opener - an 11-10 win against SG Neukolln.
Alex Parsonage’s UZSC claimed their best win of the season to date, handing Schuurman BZC their first defeat in this year’s Dutch Hoofdklasse.
The Brit scored twice himself as the Utrecht side ran out 10-9 winners.
Dan Laxton became the fourth British player to score a hat-trick this weekend as his AZ&PC slipped to an agonising 11-10 defeat at Electrolux AZC in the same division.
But Laxton’s team bounced back a day later, with the Brit scoring another goal as they defeated UZSC – for whom Parsonage scored twice – 8-6.
Rob Parker’s CN Terrassa moved to fourth in the Spanish Division de Honor with their second win of the season.
Terrassa sealed an impressive 17-10 victory over CN Montjuic, handing their opponents their first defeat of the league campaign.
The remaining Brits in action in Spain were less successful as Ed Scott’s CE Mediterrani lost 10-4 at home to unbeaten Real Canoe, Jack Waller’s CN Sant Andreu lost out 12-8 at home to CN Sabadell and Mike Bourne and Ric Lawlor played in CN Turia’s 17-6 defeat at CN Catalunya.
Of the remaining Brits in action in Europe, Matt Holland’s Aix-en-Provence came unstuck 17-4 at home to defending champions CN Marseille in the French Elite League.
Meanwhile, PVSK-Fuszert lost out in the Hungarian Cup quarter finals over two legs against Szolnoki Dozsa-KOZGEP.
Joe O’Regan bagged a double and Adam Scholefield scored once in their 13-7 defeat at home in the first leg.
And while O’Regan found the net again in the return leg, their hosts proved too strong in an 18-4 defeat.