Hockey: Grange suffer cup agony but Edinburgh University do the double

Grange have been knocked out of the Scottish Cup at the quarter-final stage by Premier Division pace-setters Western.

By Nigel Duncan
Sunday, 6th March 2022, 8:30 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th March 2022, 9:26 pm
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The Edinburgh club were beaten 4-2 at Auchenhowie on Sunday as the home side bounced back from a disappointing 3-3 draw with Clydesdale in the league on Saturday.

Hamish Galt claimed a glory double with Fraser Moran and Andrew McConnell also netting for the home side.

This leaves only one men's team from the East left in the competition. Edinburgh University march on thanks to their 3-0 win at Mary Erskine School over Inverleith.

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Keir Robb, Tom Cahalin and Hamish Imrie scored for the students.

Gordonians lost out 4-2 to Dunfermline Carnegie, while Hillhead beat Glasgow University 7-2.

Western's double dream is still despite their draw with Glasgow rivals Clydesdale on Saturday as they are in pole position in the 12-strong table with 38 points from 14 outings.

Grange are second with 33 points from the same number of games following their 8-1 win at former league pace-setters Dunfermline Carnegie on Saturday.

The league’s top striker, Fraser Heigh, scored four. Albert Rowling got a couple while Matt Murphy and John McCluskey got the others.

Edinburgh University are third on 28 points from 14 fixtures after edging Watsonians 3-2. Guy Rowson, Keir Robb and Robbie Croll were on target.

But, in the relegation pool, Inverleith could only draw 1-1 with second-bottom Dundee Wanderers in a match played at King George V Park in Kinross as they could not get a pitch in Edinburgh.

Watsonians kept their interest at the top of the women’s Premiership with a 3-0 win at GHK on Saturday, a double from Emily Dark and also Sarah McKay were the scorers.

Third placed Edinburgh University were 7-1 winners over Wildcats.

Watsonians sailed into the semi-final of the women’s cup on SUnday with a 7-0 thumping of GHK. There were doubles for Heather Tait, Sarah McKay and Emily Dark – with Ailsa Small getting the other.

In the other tie, Erskine Stewarts Melville were given a 6-0 mauling by Wildcats.

Men’s Premiership: Edinburgh University 3, Watsonians 2; Western 3, Clydesdale 3; Dunfermline Carnegie 1, Grange 8; Hillhead 4, Kelburne 0; Grove Menzieshill 1, Uddingston 5; Inverleith 1, Dundee Wanderers 1.

Men’s Scottish Cup quarter-final: Gordonians 2, Dunfermline Carnegie 4; Hillhead 7, Glasgow University 2; Inverleith 0, Edinburgh University 3; Western Wildcats 4, Grange 2.