Hockey: Grange win men's Scottish Cup for sixth time
Grange collected the men's hockey Scottish Cup for a sixth time after defeating Edinburgh University 6-3 at Glasgow's National Hockey Centre.
The Raeburn Place men led 5-2 at the break and eventually won 6-3 against their city rivals.
Head coach David Knipe said: “We started well and we know that Edinburgh University would be gung-ho against us early on.
“They have a really good set-up and we knew they could cause us problems.
“All credit to the students as the game was a lot closer than the scoreline suggested.
“We always wanted more control even at 5-1 and when it became 5-3 we felt the next goal would be crucial.”
He praised the club’s supporters who turned out in numbers and added: “We’ve won two trophies but it is back to work on Tuesday.”
Newly-crowned Division One champions Grange now meet Western Wildcats in the play-offs next weekend.
Grange caught the students cold in the opening 20 seconds in their first attack. Irish striker Frank Ryan sweeping the ball home.
And a slack pass from Edinburgh University allowed Ryan to claim his second after only five minutes.
Grange went 3-0 ahead 10 minutes later when Joe Waterson sent a reverse stick shot into the far corner.
Edinburgh University hit back a minute later through Peter McKnight who fired a shot into the left corner to close the gap to two goals.
But a minute after that Grange were awarded a penalty stroke and Scottish indoor international calmly Callum Milne slotted home for 4-1.
And Luke Cranney found the net from the top of the D three minutes later as Grange swept into a 5-1 lead.
Edinburgh University refused to give in and pressurised the Grange rearguard as the clock edged towards half-time.
And with three minutes left to the break they scored from a penalty corner as Kevin Wong slotted home to bring the score to 5-2.
Four minutes after the re-start the students claimed their third, captain Gordon Amour netting to make the score 5-3.
Grange started to get twitchy, but with 16 minutes left John McCluskey scored from a deflection to put them 6-3 ahead and calm nerves.