EuroHockey 2013: Ireland must beat Scotland after Spain defeat

Spain beat Ireland 1-0 in Belgium

TriFinance EuroHockey Championships 2013

Boom, Belgium
Saturday, 17 to Sunday, 25 August

Ireland's women will have to beat Scotland to remain in the top tier of European hockey following their 1-0 defeat by Spain on Thursday.

Silvia Bonastre's 18th-minute goal gave the Spaniards victory in the mini-group which will decide the fifth to eighth places at the European Championships.

Ireland and Scotland are level on goal difference but a draw in Saturday's match would be enough for Scotland.

The crucial Celtic clash in Boom, Belgium, starts at 08:00 BST.

Ireland's failure to score in three of their four games to date means Scotland will stay up on goals scored if the result is a draw.

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