Grange out to cut gap at top against Watsonians

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Grange look to maintain their pressure on Division One hockey pacesetters Kelburne tomorrow while increasing the misery on bottom club Watsonians.

The Stockbridge club – eight points behind Kelburne – entertain their Capital rivals at Fettes following a 4-2 victory over sixth-placed Clydesdale last Saturday.

Grange coach Colin Clarke will give Watsonians every respect despite the Tipperlin side having failed to collect a point after 11 games.

The bottom club have also shipped 54 goals but they continue to work hard to develop their game. Stalwart Will Butler remains optimistic that they can be competitive in Scotland’s top league.

He said: “We’re working hard and getting close but we need a win to get us going. Hopefully it will come soon.”

Inverleith coach Bill Robson was not happy with his side’s performance last weekend and tomorrow, the seventh-placed side welcome second-bottom Dundee Wanderers. Edinburgh University, who are fifth, travel to Clydesdale following their 3-0 defeat by Western last Saturday.

Coach Graham Moodie is, however, pleased that his men are in the top five.

He said: “The guys were really tired after playing three matches in four days but our 4-2 win over Inverleith last Friday was a great performance.”