Hockey: Uni team fired up

EDINBURGH University hockey club aim to pile the agony on misfiring Western when they entertain the Glasgow club tomorrow at Peffermill.

The students are in fourth place in Division One with four points from three starts, but remain disappointed they didn’t take anything from Sunday’s defeat by Grange.

Sixth-placed Western lost 4-0 to Grange in Edinburgh last Saturday. They also have four points and Dennis Hay, a former Olympic coach, said: “It’s been an up and down season so far for Western, but the boys come into the game after losing 3-1 at Dundee in a university game which was a blow.”

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Elsewhere, second-placed Grange, with Martin Johnstone and Andrew Brogdon injured, travel to struggling Clydesdale and are odds-on to pick up their fifth straight win against a team defeated 12-2 by champions Kelburne last weekend.

Inverleith, who are third with nine points, three behind Kelburne and Grange, take their unbeaten three-game record to Hillhead, who are ninth with only one point, and the Edinburgh side have a full squad to pick from.

Fifth-placed CALA Edinburgh, four points from four games, are determined not to let rock-bottom Dundee Wanderers score their first points of the season when they visit Tayside.

The other game sees champions Kelburne, who top the table with an unblemished four-game record entertain Grove Menzieshill.