Hockey: Grange aiming to push Kelburne all the way

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Grange will apply whatever pressure they can as the men’s Division One hockey campaign heads to a climax.

Their emphatic 5-1 victory over Inverleith spoke volumes with four goals coming in a devastating seven-minute, second-half spell.

The Edinburgh side may be seven points adrift of pace-setting Kelburne in the chase for the title with games running out but Grange are in the final four of the Scottish Cup and are determined to make an impact in the end-of-season play-offs.

Skipper Cammy Fraser takes his men to second-bottom Dundee Wanderers on Saturday looking for their 12th win this season. He said: “(Against Inverleith) we didn’t get started but the second-half display is how we want to play consistently. The boys responded and we have targets for the rest of the season.”

Earlier, Ross Jamieson fired seventh-placed Inverleith into the lead after eight minutes and the visitors were well worth their half-time advantage.

But Inverleith were brushed aside by a rampant Grange in the second session.

Robert Barr scored with a well-executed penalty corner and Andrew Campbell netted from an acute angle on the left for the second. James McCluskey slotted the third with Hamish Imrie taking advantage of a slack defending for the fourth.

Bustling Aussie marksman Todd Harmsworth scored the final goal 15 minutes from time.

Edinburgh University, who are fifth, were hammered 7-0 by Kelburne at Glasgow’s National Hockey Centre. Watsonians lost 5-1 at Peffermill toy third-placed Western.