Hockey: Inverleith want bandwagon to roll on

Adam Mackenzie. Photo: Kate Chandler

Adam Mackenzie. Photo: Kate Chandler

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ADAM MACKENZIE is confident Inverleith can build on their narrow win over Aberdeen and continue to climb the Division One hockey table.

The Kirkcaldy-born defender scored two goals as the Edinburgh club moved off the bottom with a 3-2 win at Aberdeen last Saturday.

Inverleith, who are now eighth, travel to Tayside tomorrow to face fifth-placed Grove Menzieshill, the Scottish Cup holders.

And the Dundee side go into the game having let slip a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at Edinburgh University last Saturday.

Grove coach Chris Anderson has demanded more from his men, but Mackenzie, a Scottish international, said: “We’ve been playing some good hockey recently, but not putting the ball in the back of the net.

“Last Saturday we continued to improve, but this time we scored three goals to give us a real confidence boost.”

Elsewhere, Edinburgh University, who are seventh, travel to Glasgow’s National Hockey Centre to square-up to Hillhead, who slipped to second after a 4-4 draw with Western.

Dave Reid, Edinburgh’s assistant coach, said: “We’re improving all the time.”

Fourth-placed Grange entertain rock-bottom Dundee Wanderers and coach Colin Clarke is desperate for a win after being held 2-2 by Clydesdale.