Edinburgh University coach Graham Moodie saluted his young side for their come-from-behind victory over Edinburgh rivals Grange which moved the students into third place in the ten-strong Division One hockey table.
Uni have 20 points thanks to the 3-2 win at rain-soaked Fettes after being 2-0 down to strikes from Michael Fenlon and Australian midfielder Arin Doig. Two penalty flicks from Gordon Amour and a penalty corner from Dan Coultas sealed a second win for the students over their Edinburgh neighbours this term after a 2-1 success at Peffermill.
Grange, the Scottish Cup and play-off champions, slip to fourth and Moodie said: “My guys never know when they are beaten.
What can I say, we kept battling and earned a result and now we move on.”
Grange coach David Knipe was disappointed but said that he can take some positives out of the game, particularly from the first-half.
Elsewhere, AAM Gordonians edged former league leaders Hillhead 4-2 in the North-East to remain eighth. PSL Team Sport Clydesdale recorded their third straight victory to move up to sixth thanks to a 4-1 win at home against struggling MJV Dundee Wanderers.
Lee Morton fired five goals as Bromac Kelburne, who visit Edinburgh University on Saturday (4pm), piled more agony on pointless Uddingston Riva with an 11-0 hammering at Glasgow’s National Hockey Centre.
Edinburgh University women claimed an 11-1 win at bottom club GHK to remain top of the Division One table while CALA Edinburgh beat Erskine Stewart’s Melville 3-1 and Bromac Kelburne edged Watsonians 2-1.