Hockey: Inverleith want action replay

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Inverleith coach Stuart Neave will look for an action replay of the scintillating form shown last weekend when the defending Scottish indoor hockey champions go into three tough tests at Perth tomorrow.

He noted several points in the 9-0 domination of Glasgow-based Clydesdale and will hope to replicate the form in the first-half demolition of Western.

The Edinburgh side led 9-1 at the break playing “excellent” indoor hockey but, not surprisingly, eased off in the second half.

Inverleith square up to Dundee Wanderers, Edinburgh rivals Grange and Glasgow side Hillhead.

Neave is determined to build on last weekend’s win double which put them top the table on goal difference from second-placed Grove Menzieshill.

Inverleith are also looking towards Europe as they take part in Division Two of the EuroHockey Indoor Championship in Denmark in February.

They want to travel as Scottish champions again and Neave said: “Last Saturday was satisfactory but we noted things to work on ahead of this weekend.

“We have three tough games and need to win all of them to stay in the frame.”

Grange are pointless after a 5-4 defeat by Hillhead and their loss to Kelburne and they are in sixth place on goal difference. They face bottom club Western, Inverleith and Grove tomorrow.