Hockey: Grange coach expecting two-win weekend

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COACH Callum Milne today told Grange he expects six points from this weekend’s Division One indoor hockey double-header in Dundee.

The Edinburgh side square up to bottom club Bromac Kelburne and PSL Team Sport Clydesdale, who are fifth in the eight-strong table. Grange are sixth with four points from five games, behind Clydesdale on goal difference.

Kelburne have one point from five outings and are in desperate need of a lift.

Milne will be minus his No.1 goalkeeper Sean Hadfield, who is with Scotland’s senior side at a tournament in Belgium.

Milne admitted: “Both are big games for us this weekend. I’m expecting six points and a good solid finish before the Christmas break.

“The squad has taken a hit due to people being unavailable this weekend but we still have a solid core of players to get the job done.”

Champions Inverleith, who are second with 11 points from five games – two points adrift of leaders Grove Menzieshill – are minus five key players for their matches against third-place Uddingston Riva and Western Wildcats, who are seventh.

Coach Stuart Neave said: “Our player resources are stretched because of Scotland being away and our seconds also having indoor games in Division Three.”