Uni women pay penalty in Scottish Cup

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SAM Judge privately rued a referee decision which cost 
Edinburgh University dear in the Scottish women’s hockey cup final in which they were edged 5-4 by her former club Western.

The students led 3-1 two 
minutes into the second half at Peffermill, but Western made it 3-2 then their skipper Catriona Ralph scored after 48 minutes following the award of a controversial penalty. Diplomatically, Judge, the University’s player/coach, declined to comment but said: “We’ve developed as a squad and will be stronger for this.”

Erskine Stewart’s-Melville won the Scottish Women’s Plate Final after a penalty stroke shoot-out with city 
rivals Watsonians. The match finished 1-1 but Watsonians missed four of their penalty strokes while Heather Clark and Tutu Osifodunrin kept their cool to win the title.