David Knipe helped to guide Scottish Hockey Cup holders Grange into this year’s semi-finals and declared: “It’s pretty even now.”
The Edinburgh club edged Hillhead 4-3 in Glasgow with Great Britain Under-21 internationalist Hamish Imrie netting a double. Grange led 2-0 but were pegged back to 2-2 at the break before Imrie made a real impact with two quality strikes.
Knipe said: “We’re in the draw which is where we wanted to be.
“All the teams are evenly matched.”
Elsewhere, Grove Menzieshill, who top Divsion Two, shocked Kelburne, the pacesetters in Divsion One, 5-4 on Tayside while Aberdeen won 2-1 at Western in Glasgow.
Graham Moodie, Edinburgh University’s player/coach, admitted that his men did not produce their best despite beating St Andrews University 2-0.
St Andrews, who are ten points adrift of Grove in the Division Two title race, pushed the Students, who are fifth in Division One, hard.
Goals by Jack Henderson and Michael Johnston in five first-half minutes made the difference against a spirited Fife side who tested Edinburgh’s goalkeeper Jakim Bernsden on several occasions.