Coach Brogdon hails progress at league leaders Grange

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Andrew Brogdon is pleased with the development of new-look Grange this season, but the Edinburgh schoolmaster believes there is more to come from the hockey team.

The Stockbridge-based combine currently sit at the top of Division One with 13 points from five games, winning four and drawing another. Their recent 2-1 home win over champions Bromac Kelburne was notable but Brogdon knows there is a long way to go in the title race.

Tomorrow, they travel to Peffermill to face former pacesetters Watsonians, who have slipped to fifth position in the ten-strong league after back-to-back defeats at Hillhead (7-6) and at home to Edinburgh University (5-0).

Brogdon said: “We’re progressing as a team and have a number of new players coming through.

“Last Sunday, we were missing a few but we’re working hard at building a side which can challenge.”

Elsewhere, third-placed Edinburgh University travel to Hillhead, who are sixth, looking to erase the disappointment of their 2-2 draw at lowly Uddingston Riva.

In women’s Division One, there is only one game scheduled on Sunday which sees a key basement battle between second-bottom Erskine Stewart’s Melville and Hillhead, who are one place above them.