Hockey: Moodie pays back some points for Edinburgh University

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It was the former Balerno High School pupil’s first goal of the season deep into the second half of Saturday’s tussle at Peffermill which clinched the points in a 2-1 win.

And the victory was particularly sweet as only hours earlier the students were docked eight points for fielding Moodie for three games as he was deemed an ineligible following his summer transfer from Glasgow side Western Wildcats.

Moodie admitted: “It’s been a difficult week but it shows that we have a good side.”

Moodie’s strike followed a driven cross from Stephen Dick and the victory comes on the back of a 3-2 victory at Edinburgh rivals Grange.

Dan Coultas opened the scoring ten minutes from the break for the students at Peffermill from a penalty corner.

And Moodie’s game-winner came five minutes from time ahead of a consolation strike from Kelburne’s Chris Nelson following a penalty corner.

Grange defeated Hillhead 4-2 at Glasgow’s National Hockey Centre. Grange Women beat Kelburne 5-0 at Peffermill with Maisie Morris netting twice and Kirsten Peters, Becky Dru and Louise Fleming scoring.