South Africa beat Scots at Titwood

South Africa beat Scotland 2-1 in the second Test match at Titwood in Glasgow yesterday as home defender Catriona Ralph marked her 100th cap.

Some brilliant saves by Milne Craig Western goalkeeper Amy Gibson kept the scoreline close for the entire contest. Sulette Damons gave South Africa the lead before Sam Judge equalised. But in 56 minutes the South Africans took the lead again, when Jennifer Wilson left the Scots defence in her wake and gave Gibson no chance with a fierce low shot.

In Zagreb, it was mission accomplished for Grange, with the Edinburgh men’s side achieving promotion at the European Club Champions Challenge with a 2-1 win over Czech side SV Slavia in yesterday’s play-off match. Fraser Sands scored both the Grange goals from penalty corners.

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Great Britain men dropped down the table in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia yesterday when they surprisingly lost 3-2 to Argentina, a side five places below them in the world rankings.

GB coach Jason Lee criticised an “appalling performance” and suggested such form at this summer’s Olympics would leave the team well short of the medal places.

“Quite simply it was an appalling performance,” he said. “If we play like that in the Olympic Games, we will finish in the minor placings.”