Adam Mackenzie claimed a double for Inverleith in their 3-2 hockey victory over Hillhead to secure a place in this Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final.
The Edinburgh club led 2-0 after 21 minutes at Peffermill, but Hillhead rallied before Fife-born Mackenzie slotted the winner from a penalty corner with ten minutes left.
Andrew Dane netted Inverleith’s other strike and Mackenzie said: “This was, overall, a great performance from the guys.
“We’ll hopefully take it forward.”
Inverleith square up to city rivals Grange at Glasgow’s National Hockey Centre and teenage talent Hamish Imrie roared back from 11 months on the sidelines through injury to help the Stockbridge-based club claim a slot in the final.
The Fettes schoolboy claimed two goals in his comeback as the Edinburgh club cruised to a 5-1 victory over Gordonians.
The women’s final will be between Western and Edinburgh University. Western, the recent play-off winners, put out CALA Edinburgh via running penalties after the sides were locked at 2-2 in normal time.
And Edinburgh University beat Grove Menzieshill, who led Division One after the regular season but were runners-up in the play-offs, also by running penalties after they were level at 1-1 at the end of normal time, Becky Dru equalising for the students four minutes into the second half.