Hockey: Scots hunting first victory

SCOTLAND play Sweden in their final pool game in the EuroHockey Indoor Championship II today looking for a precious win to take them clear of the drop zone.

Coach Billy McPherson saw his side pick up only one point from a 0-0 draw in their opening game against hosts Italy yesterday and they lie third in the four-team Pool A.

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Later, Scotland were edged 4-3 by Ukraine in their second outing after being 2-1 down at the break.

Ukraine had earlier drawn 6-6 with Sweden, who top the pool on goal difference over Ukraine after beating hosts Italy 7-4 in the final game of the day in Lignano.

In Pool B, Poland top the table after back-to-back wins over the Slovak Republic and Denmark.