GIBRALTAR men’s Hockey Development Squad attended a training camp at Loughborough University.
The training sessions held by Panda and the Loughborough University Coaching staff were first class with the players put through their paces on the field and in the classroom.
After the first training session the squad played a match against Loughborough Town and despite the Gibraltar side being 3-2 down at half time they battled back to secure a last gasp victory 6-5.
More training followed with particular emphasis on goalkeeping and outfield technical skills that were used to great effect in a weekend match against a strong team from Loughborough University.
This was an action-packed match with the development squad soon down by a goal however they scored to draw level.
At half time the University team were leading 2-1 but the Gibraltar team were on the front foot once again scoring to draw level before falling behind once again within the dying minutes.
There was one final twist after some excellent link play by Julian Hernandez and Julian Lopez the ball crossed the line to force a 3-3 draw just 20 seconds from the final whistle.