Edinburgh Uni out to scalp Kelburne

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BROMAC KELBURNE put their five-game unbeaten record on the line when they visit in-form Edinburgh University tomorrow (Peffermill, 4pm).

The Paisley side, who have finished top of Division One for the past 11 seasons, are in pole position again with nine wins in ten games.

Their goal record is 57 for and eight against and their captain, experienced marksman Jonathan Christie, believes the students will sit back and hope to sneak a goal on the counter-attack.

Kelburne come into the game on the back of an 11-0 thrashing of newly-promoted Uddingston Riva.

The students have won four of their last five games, most notably last weekend when they collected their second win this term over city rivals Grange thanks to a 3-2, come-from-behind, display.

Overall, Edinburgh have won six and drawn two of their ten starts and Graham Moodie’s men have scored 28 goals and conceded 16.

It’s an intriguing match-up and Christie said: “Edinburgh will most likely play defensively against us but we’ll be ready for that.”

Grange visit Hillhead (3pm at Glasgow’s National Hockey Centre) with both teams in mid-table. Hillhead have surprisingly lost their last five games after leading the league in the early part of the season.

Grange have recorded three wins in their last five outings and coach David Knipe said: “We expect a tough match as always against Hillhead who are always well-organised.”

Meanwhile, Edinburgh University women lead the table by three points from Dundee-based Grove Menzieshill and entertain Bromac Kelburne tomorrow (2.30pm).

Erskine Stewart’s Melville host GHK (12.30) while CALA Edinburgh entertain Milne Craig Clydesdale Western (4pm).