Inverleith break their duck outdoors

Grange hockey coach David Knipe
Grange hockey coach David Knipe
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INVERLEITH earned their first victory of the outdoor hockey season thanks to a 4-3 win over Hillhead at Peffermill.

Murray Fotheringham claimed a double and the other strikes came from Charlie Jack and Stuart Hatton.

Frank Ryan scored twice as Grange picked up three valuable points in their bid to chase down Division One pacesetters Bromac Kelburne as coach David Knipe guided his men to a 3-1 home win over Edinburgh University at Fettes.

Ryan broke the deadlock with a penalty corner strike and the scoreline stayed the same until the break. Then Luke Cranney made it 2-0 also from a penalty corner early in the second-half.

Edinburgh refused to throw in the towel and Ewan Mackie netted to give them hope with 15 minutes left. The students upped the tempo looking for another goal and shortly afterwards Grange had a man on the sidelines after a yellow card.

Despite being down a man, Callum MacKenzie deflected Ryan’s shot from a penalty corner to secure the points.