Hockey: Comfortable victory keeps Grange ahead of the pack

Two goals each from Robb Barr and Martin Johnston was the foundation of Grange's 5-1 victory over AMN Hillhead at Jordanhill, a result that keeps the Edinburgh outfit in pole position in the Subway hockey national league.

Although Grange took an early lead when Barr's penalty corner shot went in off keeper Jamie Frail, Hillhead equalised seven minutes later, through a set piece strike from Wei Adams. But goals from Euan Milne, Johnston and Barr gave Grange a comfortable win.

Western Wildcats devoured Aberdeen Asset Management 9-0, the goals shared by Douglas Simpson (5) and Scott McCartney (4), while champions Glynhill Kelburne demolished Edinburgh University 8-1 with doubles from Jonny Christie, Gareth Hall and Mark Ralph. Greaves Clydesdale ended their indifferent run of results with a 2-1 win over VWS Dundee Wanderers on Tayside with goals from Raymond Wright and Ben Paterson. Mike McKenzie scored for Dundee.

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In the second division, a hat-trick from David Guy was the catalyst for CALA Edinburgh's 8-2 victory over Waverley, a result that keeps CALA's perfect record and a five-point lead at the top.

Yesterday Wanderers bundled Clydesdale out of the Arthur McKay Scottish Cup 3-0 on penalties, with James Weyers, Guy Murdoch and Bobby Ralph finding the target from the spot after the sides drew 3-3 in normal time. Holders Kelburne strolled to a comfortable 6-0 win over second division Falkirk at Bellahouston.

In the women's league, a penalty corner strike from Amy Brodie five minute from the end gave CALA an unexpected 1-0 win over third-placed Kelburne. League leaders Grove Menzieshill earned a narrow 2-1 win over Edinburgh University, but Milne Craig Western's indifferent season continues as they fell 3-2 to Giffnock.

VWS Dundee Wanderers romped to a 9-2 win over bottom side Hillhead and Grange moved up the division with a 2-1 away win against Western Wildcats. In the women's cup, Grove Menzieshill beat Granite City Wanderers 11-0, while Western saw off Hillhead 4-0.