Ten­nant goal to no avail

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

GROVE Men­zieshill hockey women opened the scor­ing in the first minute of the sec­ond half away to Cly­des­dale West­ern in Na­tional League One when Emma Ten­nant con­verted a penalty cor­ner — but that was as good as it got.

West­ern scored twice to take all three points and con­firm their po­si­tion as sec­ond to Ed­in­burgh Univer­sity, four points ahead of Grove.

Both are se­cure in these po­si­tions and in the top four for the post-league play-offs.

Dundee Wan­der­ers’ de­pleted squad suf­fered a sur­prise 4-1 de­feat to GHK, who are in the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

Grove had their work cut out in their Scot­tish Cup semi-fi­nal.

Lucy Smith gave them the lead but West­ern Wild­cats equalised.

Wild­cats then took the lead and it looked as though that would be the fi­nal score.

Grove grabbed a scrappy equaliser but it was West­ern who had the greater chances to snatch vic­tory.

How­ever, the re­sult was de­ter­mined by a penalty shootout which Grove won 1-0.

Grove II were three goals down at the in­ter­val in their Scot­tish Plate semi-fi­nal and a penalty cor­ner by Louise Car­roll was in­suf­fi­cient as Ed­in­burgh Univer­sity II pro­gressed to the fi­nal.

Grove meet West­ern Wild­cats again on Satur­day, this time in the league, with third place up for grabs.

There was much en­cour­age­ment in the play of Grove’s young­sters against West­ern but they must pro­duce bet­ter if they are to fin­ish the sea­son on a high note.

Sun­day’s match away to Kel­burne must surely yield three points and, hope­fully, a con­fi­dence boost­ing num­ber of goals against the di­vi­sion’s bot­tom team.

Dundee Wan­der­ers are at home to West­ern Wild­cats on Sun­day.

Given last week’s form against GHK, this will be a dif­fi­cult match for Wan­der­ers, who may have to set­tle for sixth place.

This at least will keep them out of the rel­e­ga­tion play-offs.

As for Wild­cats, they can­not relish two trips to Dundee on suc­ces­sive days.

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