Hockey: Inverleith face tough challenge to catch up on leaders

INVERLEITH look to claw back a six-point gap on early pace-setters Grove Menzieshill tomorrow in the chase for the Scottish indoor Division One hockey title.

The Edinburgh combine, who won the trophy last season, halting Grove’s seven-year reign at the top, face a tough triple-header at Perth.

They open against West of Scotland-based Kelburne, the outdoor champions, who are sixth in the table with two wins from five games. Then Inverleith clash with seventh-placed Dundee Wanderers, who have won one of their four games so far, and finish against Clydesdale who are fifth with two wins from four starts.

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Coach Stuart Neave’s men have nine points from their four matches while Grove, who play bottom club Edinburgh and fourth-placed Western, have 15 from a five-game winning streak.

Pointless Edinburgh, who were promoted this season, also play Grove and Dundee Wanderers while Grange, who are third with seven points, face Dundee Wanderers and Kelburne.

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