Shire shine to book a quar­ter fi­nal place

Perthshire Advertiser - - MONDAY’S TV - Matthew Gal­lagher

Perthshire men’s first team has booked their place in the quar­ter-fi­nal of the Scot­tish Cup.

Kil­gras­ton School was the venue for Sun­day’s tie which sent In­ver­leith tum­bling out of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Adam Czub net­ted a hat­trick for Perthshire but goals from Mike Robert­son and Ross Flem­ing helped se­cure the 5-3 vic­tory.

First team man­ager Dave Berry was thrilled with the win.

He said: “It was one of those games where In­ver­leith were al­ways in it but the guys re­ally took it to them. It was a re­ally good per­for­mance.

“In­ver­leith has gen­er­ally been a first di­vi­sion club. It was a big thing for us to beat a club like In­ver­leith.”

Perthshire are still wait­ing to hear who they will face in the quar­ter-fi­nals but Dave said: “In all like­li­hood we’ll now come up against a first di­vi­sion team.

“It will be a tough task but I know that the play­ers will give it the best shot they can.

“We have a mix of some very ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers such as Calum David­son and also guys who are 15 or 16 com­ing into the first team. It’s a good mix.

“We lost a few play­ers in the close sea­son, with guys go­ing to uni­ver­sity and mov­ing to dif­fer­ent clubs, and we’ve found it a lit­tle more dif­fi­cult to keep the stan­dard as it was last sea­son but we still have a squad that can com­pete.” Mike Robert­son pushes for­ward

The league sea­son is ap­proach­ing its win­ter break with Perthshire sit­ting ninth in the Na­tional League Di­vi­sion 2.

Dave said: “We have three games left be­fore the break where we then go to in­door hockey. We re­ally need to pick up some points in those games.”

Perthshire Hockey Club re­sults from Satur­day, Novem­ber 3: Men - Perthshire 1sts 2 Dundee Wan­der­ers 6 (Adam Czub x2), Wan­der­ers 3rds 2 Perthshire 3rds 1 (An­drew Lit­tle). Ladies - St An­drews Uni­ver­sity 4ths 4 Perthshire 3rds 0. Sun­day, Novem­ber 4: Men - Perthshire 1sts 5 In­ver­leith 3 (Adam Czub Adam Czub (right) cel­e­brates his goal with Stephen Dick Pic­tures: Rob­bie Preece x3, Mike Robert­son and Ross Flem­ing). Ladies - Perthshire 2nds 8 Aberdeen Uni­ver­sity 4ths 0, Perthshire 1sts 0 Strath­clyde Uni­ver­sity 3.

Fix­tures for Satur­day, Novem­ber 10: Men - Perthshire 1sts v St An­drews Uni­ver­sity (Kil­gras­ton 4pm), Perthshire 3rds v Perthshire 2nds (Kil­gras­ton 2.30pm). Ladies - St An­drews Uni­ver­sity 2nds v Perthshire 1sts, Madras v Perthshire 2nds. Sun­day, Novem­ber 11: Men - Wan­der­ers 5ths v Perthshire 4ths, Perthshire 5ths v Monar­chs 3rds (Kil­gras­ton 1pm). Ladies - Perthshire 1sts v Hill­head 2nds (Strathal­lan 1pm), Perthshire 2nds v Kin­ross 2nds (Kil­gras­ton 2.30pm), Perthshire 3rds v Monar­chs (Strathal­lan 2.30pm).

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