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.”