Vikings do Battle in Scotland

While their female counterparts were in league action, the Newcastle Vikings men’s team travelled up to Scotland on Saturday to take part in the annual Edinburgh International Handball tournament .

A positive start saw the Vikings to a 7-4 opening win against Dundee.  However, tough defeats to Dublin (6-8), Cumbernauld-based Tryst (6-10) and eventual competition winners Glasgow (4-7) in their other group fixtures saw them finish fourth in their group.

A battling 8-8 draw with East Kilbride’s EK82 in their final play-off match between the two fourth-placed teams nevertheless ensured Newcastle a joint seventh place finish overall.

Newcastle Vikings:  Faisal Albathali (GK), Matthew Lamb, Nichlas Foldager, Kasper Ottosen, Kole Viejo, Holger Schultz, Jack Woods, Athbi Almarzouq, Gracjan Joppek, Wiktor Laczny, Peter Schichtel, James Porter, Andy Robinson.

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