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.