Hockey: Grange hit by Brogdon injury blow

GRANGE have suffered a major blow on the eve of their European hockey adventure next week.

Experienced player Andrew Brogdon has been forced to pull out of the squad for Zagreb.

A groin injury suffered in the Edinburgh club’s agonising late Scottish Cup final defeat by Kelburne has failed to clear up in time.

It’s a bitter blow for the Manchester-born player who has been a key man for Grange, the team that secured second spot in the ten-strong Division One table this season.

The remainder of the squad play Scotland’s Under-21 side at Auchenhowie in Glasgow on Saturday (9.30am) in their final warm-up game before jetting to Croatia for the EuroHockey Club Championship which starts on May 25.


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Saturday’s challenge has been brought forward to allow the players time to return to Linlithgow for a fund-raising golf day at the four-star, nine-hole Kingsfield Golf Centre. Places are still available.

Colin Clarke, Grange’s coach, said: “The guys played really well in the last game against the Scotland Under-21 squad winning it 5-2.

“We didn’t have a full squad on duty that day but we’ll have 17 there on Saturday.

“These two games have been invaluable in maintaining momentum after the end of the domestic season.”