Hockey: Grange hammer Uddingston in Scottish Cup

Grange won 7-0
Grange won 7-0
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Frank Ryan had mixed emotions despite netting a double as Grange stormed into the second round of hockey’s Scottish Cup thanks to a convincing win over Division Two champions Uddingston in Edinburgh.

The Dublin-born forward was pleased that Grange had made progress but disappointed that he had not scored more goals.

He was also surprised that Uddingston, who won Division Two by seven points from Watsonians, had not put up a stiffer challenge.

Ryan said: “I scored two but it should have been three at least. There were chances available.

“Still, we won and now move into the next round, which was where we wanted to be.”

Grange were 6-0 ahead after the first 35 minutes with Matt Connor opening their account after three minutes.

Skipper Cammy Fraser made it 2-0 and Phil Sully, Martin Kelly, Ryan and Robert Barr increased the goal tally.

Ryan netted the seventh two minutes from time.

Meanwhile, Inverleith were awarded their tie 5-0 after Watsonians withdrew from the competition. Motherwell lost 5-0 at home to Clydesdale.

Erskine Stewart’s Melville, who are seventh in Division Two, took care of Monarchs, who are bottom of Division Two 3-1, while Waverley Inveresk Trinity, who are seventh in Division Three, beat Stirling, who are tenth in the same league, 7-1.