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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.