McCurry’s men on red-hot streak as Inverleith record fifth straight win

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STEVE McCURRY was charged with bringing consistency to Inverleith and a record of five straight hockey wins is a glowing testament to his ability.

Saturday’s 2-1 victory over city rivals Grange keeps Inverleith tucked in three points behind defending champions Kelburne. Lewis Gibson claimed the winner, the Fort William-born forward netting his second goal this season in only his second appearance for the Edinburgh club this term.

Inverleith went ahead when Scottish international defender Adam Mackenzie scored 16 minutes into the game.

Gibson’s glory strike came 14 minutes into the second-half but Robert Barr opened Grange’s account two minutes later from Grange’s sixth penalty corner.

Elsewhere, Edinburgh University claimed their second victory as they continued their impressive start to the season with a 3-1 home win over Grove Menzieshill. Tom Kemsley opened the scoring and Craig McCrossan made it 2-0 under a minute later.

Gavin Tomlinson pulled one back from a penalty corner early in the second-half but Duncan Birse’s deflected shot from a penalty corner secured the points.

The University were yesterday held to a 0-0 draw by Division One bottom club Dundee Wanderers.

CALA Edinburgh lost 9-0 to Kelburne at Meggetland on Saturday.

The Paisley-based side extended their winning run this season to six straight games and raised their goal tally to a staggering 46 for and only four against.