Wales produced a spectacular win over Ireland - their first against the Green Machine since 2006 - to retain their place in the top tier of European hockey, relegating both ireland and Scotland in the process.

England's earlier 3-0 win over Scotland meant both sides retained hopes of staying - Wales with a two-goal lead, Ireland with a win of any description.

Two first half penalty corners from Gareth Furlong put them in control and they duly killed of fthe game with further strikes from Dale Hutchinson and Ben Francis.

Goals: 4' Gareth Furlong (PC) 0-1,  20' Gareth Furlong (PC) 0-2,  39' Dale Hutchinson (FG) 0-3,  51' Ben Francis (FG) 0-4


Sam Ward fired home from play and a corner either side of an Ashley Jackson goal for a 3-0 advantage they never looked like relinquishing, ending their campaign in fifth place.

Scotland's first shot came with seven minutes to go but Gibson saved from Andy Bull to keep the clean sheet in place. Alexander closed out the tie with a couple of spectacular saves while Scotland finished with a trio of corners to no avail, meaning the Scots were left to wait on the result of Wales versus Ireland.

Goals:  15' Sam Ward (FG) 1-0,  27' Ashley Jackson (PC) 2-0,  29' Sam Ward (FG) 3-0 

5th place: England

6th place: Wales

7th place: Scotland

8th place: Ireland