Clarke demands Grange bounce back against Clydesdale

Grange hockey. Picture: Greg Macvean

Grange hockey. Picture: Greg Macvean

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GRANGE hockey coach Colin Clarke has demanded a response from his side when they travel to Clydesdale tomorrow.

Last weekend, both teams played Kelburne, with the Capital outfit being destroyed 6-1 at Peffermill while tomorrow’s opponents were thumped 8-0.

Clarke, whose men have won five of nine games to sit in fourth place, welcomes back former Edinburgh University player Andrew Campbell for tomorrow’s match.

The disappointed playcaller said: “We under performed last weekend and are working hard at training to perform to a higher standard this weekend.

“Clydesdale are a strong team and we have to be on top form to secure victory.”

Bottom club Inverleith travel to Aberdeen, who are eighth, for a basement battle, and the Edinburgh side hope to build on last week when they were edged 2-1 by Grange, though this was a marked improvement on their 7-1 defeat at Kelburne the previous Saturday. Seventh-placed Edinburgh University entertain Scottish Cup holders Grove Menzieshill.

Dave Reid, the students’ 
assistant coach, said of last week’s 4-2 defeat at Western: “We played well but we made two individual errors. They cost us and this has been our story all season.”