Shire shine to book a quarter final place
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).
Making a point