Hockey: Inverleith suffer new year hangover as two defeats dent their progress

INVERLEITH suffered a double defeat as the early-season indoor hockey Division One pacesetters hit the skids at the Dundee International Sports Centre.

Monday, 14th January 2019, 2:34 pm
Updated Monday, 14th January 2019, 2:48 pm
Inverleith coach Stuart Neave is remaining positive
Inverleith coach Stuart Neave is remaining positive

The Edinburgh side lost 7-1 to arch-rivals Grove Menzieshill and 6-3 to Western Wildcats from Glasgow.

Patrick Christie was Inverleith’s only marksman in the defeat by Western, the Scottish internationalist slotting home from a penalty corner. David Odgen and Alex Wilson scored in the 6-3 defeat by Western.

Coach Stuart Neave said: “Obviously, we are disappointed to lose both games, especially surrendering a 3-1 lead to Western.

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“Unfortunately, we did not play well enough for 40 minutes in either game, therefore you cannot expect to win.

“However, it is good that we now have time to re-focus as we enter the group and ultimately knockout stage of the competition. Everything is in our own hands.”

Grange were beaten 10-2 by Grove Menzieshill but defeated the Wildcats 3-2.