Player-coach Graham Moodie says Edinburgh University hockey side are “moving forward” after his side’s 3-3 draw with high-flying Western.
Scotland under-21 international Gordon Amour slotted home his second and Edinburgh’s equalising third two minutes from time.
And Moodie said: “We deserved something from the game and could have had more if we had taken our chances.”
The students move forward to Saturday’s home clash with sixth-placed Clydesdale disappointed not to have taken more than a point from second-placed Western.
Edinburgh University are eighth in the ten-strong table and the young side are showing definite signs of improvement.
Experienced campaigner Scott McCartney opened the scoring for Western after four minutes but Amour levelled two minutes later.
McCartney edged Western 2-1 ahead with a penalty flick after ten minutes only for Aedan McCrossan to prod home the equaliser on 32 minutes.
McCartney grabbed his hat-trick a minute later, but the students scored following a penalty corner with two minutes left.