Mike Leonard helps steer Grange into the top four

Mike Leonard (library pic)
Mike Leonard (library pic)
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Former Scotland captain Mike Leonard rolled back the years as he helped steer Grange to a four-point weekend in hockey’s Division One.

The English-born defender was a steadying influence as Grange earned a point when Robert Barr netted a penalty stroke two minutes from time at runaway pace-setters Kelburne on Saturday.

And the 40-year-old George Watson’s teacher was again influential as the Edinburgh side moved into the top four in the ten-strong table thanks to a 2-0 victory over Glasgow side Clydesdale yesterday in horrendous conditions at Peffermill.

Goals in each half by Andrew Brogdon and Frank Ryan sealed the welcome victory.

However, Clydesdale beat Edinburgh University depsite the Capital club dominating possession and territory for the second week running.

Murray Collins netted after 58 seconds and Rory McCann four minutes into the second-half for Clydesdale to win 2-1 at Peffermill. Chris Duncan scored a penalty flick consolation for the students. Elsewhere, Adam Mackenzie scored twice for Inverleith who disposed of bottom club Dundee Wanderers 4-1.

Lewis Gibson and Hayden Cartmill netted the others with Fergus Sandison replying for the Tayside team. Mackenzie said: “It was comfortable and a decent performance for the first one back after the indoor season.”