Hockey: American visitors swept aside by Grove Menzieshill

Grove Menzieshill marched into the final of their own tournament at the International Sports Centre in Dundee with 5-2 and 7-4 victories over, respectively, American Eagles (5-2) and Team USA.

Against the Eagles, Chris Wilson put the Scots in front, with Gavin Tomlinson making it 2-0. Menzieshill sealed the contest with further goals from Michael Ross and Gavin Byers from a penalty corner. Pat Harris opened the Americans' account, but the comeback was stifled when Wilson got his second of the match. Harris scored a late consolation.

In the second fixture, Team USA took an early lead, but Wilson scored a quick double and the lead was extended to 4-1 through Ross McPherson and a set piece from Kerr Thompson. The visitors hauled things back to 4-3 but goals from Tomlinson, Michael Ross and Byers put the Taysiders in the driving seat despite a late American counter.

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Scotland's Under-21 squad took a three-goal lead against Team USA with goals from Chris Grassick, Callum Duke and Ollie James, but crashed 6-4 defeat despite a further Josh Cairns goal. However, they kept their hopes of a final spot alive with a 5-4 win over the Eagles - Scott Sutherland (2), Fraser Hirst, Andrew Malcolm and Cairns on target.

The under-21 women were thrashed 9-1 by host side Grove. Fiona Plain opened for the youngsters but Ali Bell (5), Nikki Kidd (3) and Ailsa Wylie blew them away. Against Milne Craig Western the young Scots held a 3-2 lead through goals from Amy Brodie, Fiona Bruce and Heather Elder, Wendy Justice and Ellie Cockburn replying. Another two goals from Cockburn were the catalyst for Western in the second half with only Bruce again scoring for the youngsters. Western and Grove are in today's final.