In their crucial second game, the Old Boys gave WAC Vienna a two-goal start before the Scottish international Colin Hector opened their scoring at a penalty corner 12 minutes into the game. A powerful pass from Julian Halls found Chris Bloor's stick for a second before David Ralph, their second Scottish international who has dominated both their games, scored from a spectactular reverse scoop for a 3-3 interval scoreline.
Within three minutes of the restart Loughts were leading 5-3, following goals from Paul Dover and a Ralph penalty stroke. Ralph's one blemish in an outstanding performance - taking time out to advise an umpire - cost the Old Boys a fourth goal quickly followed by a fifth from the Austrians to level at 5-5.
A final all-out effort from the depleted Loughtonians brought a second goal from Dover and, in the last minute, Chris Gladman put the game beyond doubt.
In their opener, two goals each from Bloor and Gladman and a penalty stroke conversion from Ralph had been enough to see the Old Boys through to a 5-3 win against the Spanish champions, Aldeasa Valdeluz.
The Germans once again showed their power in the indoor game when their champions, HTHC Hamburg demolished Bohemians Praha 18-1 in the opening game, going on to beat Slagelse from Denmark 12-9. Rot Weiss beat WAC Vienna 4-2 in their opening game.Reuse content