Hockey: Watsonians gear up for play-off with seven-goal romp

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ASHLEY COCHRANE is relishing Sunday’s promotion play-off with CALA Edinburgh at Peffermill after helping Watsonians to an emphatic 7-1 win over Uddingston in their final Division Two game of the season.

Cochrane, who returned after four games out, said: “We wanted to win the league but we’ve got a chance of promotion via Sunday’s game and we aim to take it.”

Magnus Ferrier scored twice against Uddingston to take his goal tally for the season to an all-time career high of 51. Uddingston had taken a 1-0 lead after four minutes when Jonjo Lavin waltzed through the centre of the Watsonians defence.

But Chris Timlin equalised after 21 minutes and Watsonians’ Aberdeen-born player/coach Calum Wood netted a sweet strike after 32 minutes as the home side led 2-1 at the break.

Five unanswered strikes hit the Uddingston net in a second-half almost entirely dominated by the home side who also saw goals from Craig Beattie, Danny Prentice, Malcolm Reid and Andrew Fraser-Harris.