Inverleith triumph in the Edinburgh derby
Inverleith won the Edinburgh derby with a 2-1 win over
Grange and leapfrog their Capital rivals into second spot in the
Subway national league.
Although Grange created more chances in the first half it was
Inverleith who took the lead, Adam McKenzie`s initial penalty
corner shot was blocked by a defender but the same player followed
up to score with a low shot. Inverleith could have
increased their lead before the interval but the chances to John
Harris and Phil Hall came to nothing.
Inverleith doubled their score in the second half, Grange were
caught up-field and Andrew Sinclair`s pass found Lewis Gibson on
his own, he rounded the goalkeeper and found the net with a low
angular shot. With 15 minutes remaining Rob Barr pulled one
back for Grange with a low strike at a set piece. In the
final denouement Inverleith held firm and Gibson even had a couple
of opportunities to add a third.
There is no stopping free scoring Glynhill Kelburne as they
swept past CALA Edinburgh 9-0 to remain in pole position in the
table. The goals came in a steady flow with two each for
Michael Bremner, Alan Forsyth, Josh Cairns and Mark Ralph, a
brilliant solo effort from teenager Ross McIntrye supplied the
Ian Moodie was both saint and sinner as Western Wildcats beat
Greaves Clydesdale 3-2 in the Glasgow derby, he scored twice then
found himself on the wrong end of a red card. Moodie opened
for the Wildcats in only 23 seconds but Allan Law equalised from a
penalty corner. Western scored two goals in three minutes
after the interval, Moodie agains from a cross by Steven Percy then
Neil Sommerville deflected home off a defender at a set
piece. Steven McKnight pulled one back for Clydesdale
with ten minutes remaining, Moodie was sent off, but the Wildcats
held out for the three points.
AMN Hillhead emerged out of the relegation zone with a
comfortable 4-1 win over bottom side VWS Dundee Wanderers.
Matt McIntyre opened for the Glasgow outfit in 12 minutes, then in
the second half Hillhead raced into a three goal lead with a double
from Ryan Bell. Wanderers pulled one back through Euan
Borland from a penalty corner, but a late strike from Chris
Caldwell sealed the result.
Edinburgh University continue to climb up the table with a 3-1
home win over Grove Menzieshill.
At the top of the women`s league the Tayside derby between Grove
Menzieshill and Dundee Wanderers ended with honours even at
2-2. Grove dominated most of the contest and went two goals
up through Kerry Hall at a penalty corner and Ali Bell. Just
as the champions were about to celebrate Wanderers` Amy Rowan
struck twice in as many minutes to secure a share of the
Giffnock failed to take advantage of the draw on Tayside when
they were held to a thrilling 4-4 draw by the ever improving
Edinburgh University, and in fact slipped back into fourth
place. Giffnock`s scorers were Lindsay McRae, Louise
Fleming, Lynn Owen with Rhona Simpson restricted to a single goal
while Sarah Roberson, Camilla Little, Tash Jacobs and Sam Judge
were on target for the students.
However, Milne Craig Clydesdale Western took full advantage and
moved into second spot with a 5-1 victory over Western
Wildcats. Captain Catriona Ralph led from the front with a
hat-trick of set piece while fellow Scotland player Holly Cram got
the other two, Alex Stuart got a consolation for the Wildcats.
Four goals from Amy Brodie was the foundation of CALA
Edinburgh`s 8-2 defeat of GHK, Amber McNeill notched a hat-trick
and the other came from Karen Maguire.
Bottom side Grange gained a valuable point in a 1-1 draw with
Kelburne at Bellahouston.
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