Hockey: Edinburgh Uni in Mood for another scalp

Graham Moodie was delighted with his team's performance last weekend

Graham Moodie was delighted with his team's performance last weekend

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GRAHAM MOODIE will use Edinburgh University’s win over 11-in-a-row Division One hockey winners Kelburne last Saturday as a focus ahead of their clash at high-flying Grove Menzieshill tomorrow (1.00pm).

It was the students’ first points against the Paisley club since Moodie took over as coach and the former Olympian said: “We played good hockey and dominated the game for long spells and this was a tremendous result for the guys.

“They suffered the eight points deduction the day before [following a league ruling that Moodie was ineligible to play at the start of the season following his move from Western Wildcats] but never complained and got on with the job of winning a hockey game.”

The victory followed a 3-2 win over Edinburgh rivals Grange and Moodie would love to record a third straight win against the top three in the table.

Grove are second with 24 points from ten starts while Kelburne lead the table with 27 points from 11 games. Edinburgh University are seventh with 15 points from 11 games. Grange are third in the table with 24 points from 11 games and travel to face Kelburne tomorrow (1.30pm).

Meanwhile, Edinburgh University ladies continue to lead Division One and travel to Dundee to face second-placed Grove Menzieshill tomorrow (2.30pm).

Elsewhere, Western Wildcats entertain CALA Edinburgh (2.30pm), who are seventh, one place below their opponents, while third-placed Milne Craig Clydesdale Western host Erskine Stewart’s Melville (2.30pm), who are eighth. Second-bottom Watsonians host fourth-placed MJV Dundee Wanderers (4.00pm) at Peffermill.