Inverleith set sights on second spot

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INVERLEITH coach Steve McCurry is eyeing second spot in the league as he leads his side into tomorrow’s hockey clash with Grange.

Third-place Inverleith are currently two points behind Grange, and McCurry said: “At the start of the season, I said I wanted a top-three place. We’re third now, but it would be great to be second. We’ve given ourselves a chance of doing that.”

Matt Connor, Grange’s hard-running Scotland-under 21 star, missed last week’s win over Edinburgh University with a dead leg, and faces a late fitness test.

Elsewhere, Edinburgh University coach Graham Moodie must pick his men up from two defeats last weekend as they face Grove Menzieshill on Tayside tomorrow and runaway league pacesetters Kelburne at Peffermill 24 hours later.

CALA Edinburgh travel to Kelburne tomorrow to face the in-form league leaders, who have won all their 13 games so far. Neil Allan’s men are second-bottom and desperately need points to get out of the bottom two and away from relegation.

Allan, who guided CALA to promotion last season, said: “We’ve got four games left. It will be tough, but it is still in our own hands.”