Uni Ladies change in their cars but still grab win

Sam Judge was disappointed to be held to a draw by Grove Menzieshill. Pic: Nigel Duncan
Sam Judge was disappointed to be held to a draw by Grove Menzieshill. Pic: Nigel Duncan
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EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY Ladies remain in pole position in hockey’s Division One after surviving a three-hour traffic jam and being forced to change in their cars to beat Kelburne 1-0.

Sam Judge, Edinburgh’s player/coach, was relieved to have come through the weekend with four points, including a 1-1 draw against Grove Menzieshill at Peffermill.

Judge said: “We left at noon to make sure but the roadworks on the M8 were awful. We changed in our cars and scraped through by a goal against Kelburne. It was not the preparation we wanted against strong opposition and we got through that one. We’re disappointed that we didn’t take our chances on Sunday and we know we have things to work on.”

Elsewhere, in women’s Division One, Erskine Stewart’s Melville went down 4-2 at home to Clydesdale Western. CALA Edinburgh edged Western Wildcats 3-2 while Watsonians Ladies were thumped 6-0 at Dundee Wanderers.

On Saturday, CALA lost 5-0 at Clydesdale Western, Watsonians Ladies lost 3-0 at Grove Menzieshill and Erskine Stewart’s Melville won 3-2 at GHK Ladies.

In the men’s Division One, Edinburgh University coach Graham Moodie saw his side edge city rivals Grange for the first time in his seven-year spell at the club.

The 2-1 scoreline ended Grange’s unbeaten record this season with Dan Coultas and former Olympian Stephen Dick netting for the victors. Joe Waterston scored for Grange.

On Saturday, the students drew 2-2 with Western at Peffermill and Grange – who have added South African player Sacthi Reddy to their squad – blanked Clydesdale 4-0 at Fettes.