Inverleith’s 100 per cent record intact

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Inverleith coach Stuart Neave is looking forward to his final round-robin game in the indoor hockey league at the weekend with no worries after retaining the club’s 100 per cent record in the competition so far.

The Edinburgh side play Clydesdale at 9.45am on Saturday at Perth but have to wait until 4.20pm to play their semi-final.

It’s a lengthy delay which has not endeared Scottish Hockey bosses to the Edinburgh side.

Neave, however, preferred to talk about Saturday’s emphatic double in which Inverleith beat Dundee Wanderers and thrashed misfiring Glasgow side Hillhead.

The double victory in Group 1A keeps the club in pole position in their defence of the Scottish indoor hockey title.

Teenage striker Patrick Christie claimed a total of six goals on Saturday, the Edinburgh Academy schoolboy scoring a double in the 7-3 victory over Dundee Wanderers and four in the 9-0 demolition of Hillhead.

Neave said: “It was not an easy game against Dundee as they sat deep but we eventually managed to break them down.

“We also made heavy weather of the second game against Hillhead in the first-half but stepped things up in the second-half and looked more like ourselves.”

Grange are bottom of Group 1B after drawing 6-6 with Western but losing 9-2 to Grove Menzieshill who are hot on the heels of Inverleith in the race for the title.