TITLE holders Inverleith are top of Group 1B as the race for the Scottish indoor hockey title hots up.
They have with 15 points as arch-rivals, Dundee’s Grove Menzieshill, sit in second position on nine points with Clydesdale third on six and Western pointless. Inverleith beat Grove Menzieshill, last season’s runners-up, 5-3 in the latest action at Perth with a treble from former Olympian Stephen Dick and then swept Glasgow-based Western aside 10-4 with Patrick Christie netting four and Stuart Hatton a treble.
In Group 1B, razor-sharp Jonathan Christie continued to rack up goals as Kelburne marched on.
The former Scottish internationalist scored four in the Paisley side’s 10-3 victory over Edinburgh side Grange, and eight, with three coming in three, first-half minutes, in the 13-4 demolition of Uddingston Riva.
Kelburne hold pole position in Group 1A with 13 points with Grange on nine, Hillhead next on six and Uddingston pointless.
Division One (men): Group 1A: Kelburne 10, Grange 3; Hillhead 3, Uddingston 2; Grange 6, Hillhead 4; Uddingston 4, Kelburne 13. Group 1B: Inverleith 5, Grove Menzieshill 3; Clydesdale 3, Western 1; Grove Menzieshill 7, Clydesdale 3; Western 4, Inverleith 10.