Results 4/3/2013: Scotland’s women hockey team make good progress through the World League

Ah, Mondays. The calm after the storm. The lull before the next party begins. Just eight sports worth of results today and they’re largely Scots-centric, with mixed results. Easily the best news north of the border was the women’s hockey team thrashing their Trinidad & Tobago equivalents 7-0 to go top of the World League group after one match. Ranked 19th in the world, Scotland made light work of their 27th-ranked opponents, with two goals apiece from Nikki Kidd and Alison Bell putting them on the right track. They now face a tougher test against hosts Brazil.

Scotland’s “mixed day” comes from the fact that their cricket side managed to lose heavily, for the second day in a row, to Afghanistan’s Twenty20 side, ending the day behind by seven wickets. This mixed metaphor also applied directly to Scotland’s two junior curling teams, with the women walking all over Norway, but the men’s side were edged out by Russia.

Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw moved up to second in their respective competitions at the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships, Manchester City maintained a gap from third-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, David Ryding picked up an impressive third place in skiing’s European Cup and Yorkshire Jets surprised previously unbeaten Surrey Storm in the Netball Superleague.


Windsurfing: RS:X World Windsurfing Championships
Nick Dempsey – 2nd, 36 points
Elliot Carney – 23rd, 131 points
Tom Squires – 27th, 149 points

Bryony Shaw – 2nd, 43 points
Izzy Hamilton – 15th, 116 points
Claudia Carney – 29th, 223 points


Football: Barclays Premier League
Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester City


Hockey: World League Round 2 – Women
Round Robin
Scotland 7-0 Trinidad & Tobago


Curling: World Junior Curling Championships
Group Stage
Scotland Men 4-5 Russia
Scotland Women 9-3 Norway


Netball: Superleague
Yorkshire Jets 51-50 Surrey Storm


Alpine Skiing: European Cup La Molina
David Ryding – 50.29s + 56.39s = 1:46.68, 3rd place


Cycling: Paris-Nice
Stage 1, Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Nemours
Stage Result: Jonathan Tiernan-Locke 166th (+01’53”), David Millar 167th (s.t.)
Team Classification: Sky Procycling 15th (+00’22”)


Cricket: Scotland v Afghanistan Twenty20 Series in UAE
Second Match
Scotland 139-7, Afghanistan 140-3
Scotland lose by 7 wickets


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