Club hockey: Inverleith enjoy an indoor double while Grange win one and draw one

Grange hockey coach David Knipe
Grange hockey coach David Knipe
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INVERLEITH remained in pole position in their defence of the Division One men’s indoor hockey title with back-to-back wins.

David Ogden and Stephen Dick both netted doubles as the Edinburgh side beat newly-promoted Dunfermline Carnegie 6-3.

It was tied at 1-1 at the break but the champions blitzed the Fife side in the second half.

But Stuart Neave’s men had a close shave in their second game against Dundee Wanderers, emerging 5-4 winners. Inverleith led 4-2 at one stage but hit penalty trouble and were reduced to five players for eight minutes. Dundee levelled at 4-4 but Ewen Mackie netted a late winner for the pace-setters.

Grange added to Wanderers’ woes with a 3-1 victory. Alan Johnston fired the Edinburgh side ahead just before the interval.

Grange went 2-0 ahead thanks to Clemens Rusnjak but Wanderers hit back before Scottish internationalist Duncan Riddell netted to secure the win.

And Grange scored a goal inside the final minute from Hamish Imrie to snatch a 5-5 draw with Dunfermline Carnegie.

Then the Edinburgh side completed the day with a 9-5 victory over Clydesdale with Riddell scoring a hat-trick and Callum Milne a double.