Grange put down a marker with defeat of Kelburne

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Michael Fenelon believes Grange’s 3-2 win over Division One pacesetters Kelburne puts down a marker for the rest of the hockey season.

The 25-year-old finished off a training ground move with style on Saturday to end the Paisley side’s 13-game winning run this term. And it also kept the champagne on ice as a win at Fettes would have confirmed Kelburne as champions for the 11th straight season.

Bustling Aussie striker Todd Harmsworth fired the ball across the D and Fenelon was in the right place to deflect the ball high into the net.

Fenelon’s fifth goal of the season could prove key as Grange bid to challenge for the Scottish Cup and play-off titles. He said: “Beating Kelburne is important and we showed character coming from 2-1 down. Kelburne are out in front in the league but there is the Scottish Cup and also the play-offs to come and this result puts a marker down.”

Kelburne have 39 points from 14 games while second-placed Grange are seven points adrift.

Inverleith lost 3-1 to Aberdeen at home while Edinburgh University move up to fifth thanks to a 5-2 victory over second-bottom Dundee Wanderers.

Watsonians remain rooted to the bottom but earned their first point after 14 attempts when they drew 1-1 at home to Hilhead.