Cala stopper Sean praises mentor Colin

SEAN HADFIELD today praised former team-mate Colin Johnstone after a five-star show for newly-promoted hockey side CALA Edinburgh.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 12th September 2011, 3:18 pm

The 18-year-old pulled off a string of quality stops to deny city rivals Inverleith.

His heroics, coupled with two gifts from the visitors, almost allowed the Meggetland men to snatch a point from an entertaining Division One opener, which Inverleith won 3-2 having led 3-0.

Telford College student Hadfield, who was understudy to Johnstone last season, turned a rasping, reverse stick shot from John Harris over the bar when it looked to be heading for the top left-hand corner.

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Then the 6ft 1in stopper saved a powerful drive from Adam Mackenzie and the Scotland under-21 squad member said: “I learned tons from Colin.

“It’s a big responsibility taking over from him this year, but I’m up for it.”