Clydesdale Men’s 1s lost both games on Saturday at Bell’s Sports Centre which completed the opening round of fixtures in Men’s National Indoor Division One.
The M1s were heavily beaten in their opening game 12-4 by last season’s MNIL 1 runners up, Grove Menzieshill 1s. Struan Walker scored a consolation hattrick, whilst skipper Gordon Amour also found the net. In game two, Clydesdale narrowly lost out 6-5 to newly promoted Dunfermline Carneige 1s.
The end of the Carnegie contest meant all seven opening games have taken place for all MNIL 1 teams, and awaiting will be confirmation of fixtures for the crossover round of matches. The crossover will also see the league of eight split into two leagues of four depending on the final positions after all seven games have been played by each team.
Once decided, the points each team has taken against those in their respective pool will be carried forward going into the crossover games.
Clydesdale Western 2s picked up an invaluable five points in their triple header of Women’s National Indoor Division Two games at Bell’s on Sunday.
The L2s drew their opening game 1-1 with Granite City Wanderers 1s, before claiming their second win of the indoor season against Inverleith 2s with a 4-3 scoreline.
‘Dale Western 2s did miss out on the chance to go fourth after playing out a 2-2 draw with Grove Menzieshill 2s in the day’s final game.
Clydesdale Men’s 1s have two more indoor games before the Christmas holidays at Bell’s Sports Centre in Men’s National Indoor Division One on Saturday.
The M1s will hope to build on the season after securing their first win of the season last Saturday against Inverleith. First up from noon is Grove Menzieshill 1s before a meeting with MNIL 1 newcomers, Dunfermline Carnegie 1s from 3.40pm.
On Sunday, Clydesdale Western 2s will be aiming to bounce back from double defeat last Sunday with a triple header this Sunday at Bell’s in Women’s National Division Two.
9.55am is the L2s first game against Granite City Wanderers 1s. Then from 1.35pm, Inverleith 2s are the next opposition before the final game of the day at Bell’s from 5.15pm sees ‘Dale Western 2s up against Grove Menzieshill 2s.
Clydesdale Men’s 1s triple fixture weekend in Men’s National Indoor Division One at Bell’s Sports Centre on Saturday featured a loss to Western Wildcats 1s and Uddingston 1s – but bounced back with a stunning comeback win against Inverleith 1s.
The M1s first game against Western Wildcats quite simply went the Milngavie’s side way. By half time, Wildcats were 4-1 up, with Chris McFadden being ‘Dale’s only goalscorer up to that point. Struan Walker got two more in the second half, but the Titwood side’s opponents scored the same amount as they did in the opening 20 minutes to run out 8-3 winners.
McFadden got another in the second match against Uddingston, and there was a goal each for Ryan Cummins and Andy McAllan. But these goals could not save the Titwood boys from a 4-3 defeat.
Clydesdale registered their first win of the indoor campaign against MNIL 1 leaders Inverleith. It was heading to a ‘Dale defeat, as Inverleith – arguably the favourites for the indoor crown this season – were 5-1 up early into the second period. Andrew Allan registered a goal for the Clydesdale cause. But another from Allan, McFadden, two from Walker and another from David Nairn sandwiched in between a sixth Inverleith goal saw the scoreline level. But there was enough time for Walker to score his hattrick goal and give the M1s a stunning 7-6 win.
Clydesdale Men’s 2s got their Men’s Indoor Regional Division 1 campaign underway last Saturday with a win and a loss at Bell’s Coaching Hall.
The M2s were in emphatic form in their opening game, sweeping aside Granite City Wanderers with a 16-5 scoreline. But game two ended in an 11-8 defeat to Dunfermline Carnegie 2s.
Clydesdale Western 1s took six out of a possible nine points in their three games in Women’s National Indoor Division One at Bell’s Sports Centre on Sunday.
The L1s swept aside Grange EL 1s with ease, winning 12-0. Margery Justice scored four, whilst there were two each from Millie Steiger, Jen Eadie and Laura Paul.
‘Dale Western sadly lost their clash with Dundee Wanderers 1s in their second game. Billed as the stand out game, the two sides have been champions of Women’s Scottish Indoor the past two seasons. But it was Wanderers who took three points with a 4-0 win.
The Titwood girls bounced back from the loss, but were made to do it the hard way against Inverleith 1s. A goal down, the L1s rallied back with three goals in a four minute spell from Kayleigh Justice, Eadie and Steiger. In the second half, Eadie grabbed a second, Paul added her name to the scoreline and there was enough time for Bronwyn Shields to score to seal a 6-1 win.
Clydesdale Western 2s had a difficult indoor weekend as they suffered two defeats at Dundee International Sports Centre.
The L2s narrowly lost out 2-1 to Dundee Wanderers 2s, but were convincingly beaten 6-3 by CALA Edinburgh 1s.
With outdoor hockey completed for 2019, our latest ‘Weekend Preview’ takes focus on National League indoor – as all four Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western teams are in action. Three make the trip to Perth, whilst the other is heading to Dundee.
Clydesdale Men’s 1s enter their second week of indoor hockey in Men’s National Division One with a triple header at Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth on Saturday.
The M1s already have a point to their name, following last week’s draw with Grange, and will be keen to add to their league tally going into Saturday’s matches at Bell’s. First up for Neil Mitchell’s side is an 11.05am pushback against last season’s champions, Western Wildcats 1s.
From 2.45pm, the Titwood boys then take on Uddingston 1s before completing their card of games with the tough test of Inverleith 1s – who will be one of the favourites for the top prize this season – from 4.35pm.
Clydesdale Men’s 2s get their Men’s Central Division season started on Saturday with two games, starting from 10.10am at Perth College.
The M2s start with the unknown as they play Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland ASHC 1s, who are a new entry into the Central Division, believed to be for its very first time.
Hillhead 2s are the final opponents of the day for the Men’s 2s from 2.45pm.
Clydesdale Western 1s, like the Men’s 1s, have a triple billing of indoor matches in Women’s National Division One at Bell’s Sports Centre on Sunday.
The L1s were one of three teams that won their matches on the opening weekend last Sunday. And Wendy Justice’s side take on the other two this Sunday.
Before that, however, the Titwood girls play Grange EL 1s from 9.15am. ‘Dale Western will then face their sternest test when they go head to head with Dundee Wanderers 1s – a meeting of both Play-Off Finalists from the past two seasons – from 1.50pm. Both sides won their opening games last Sunday. Inverleith 1s, who also have a 100% record going into Sunday’s matches, are the final game for the L1s for a 4.35pm PB.
Meanwhile, Clydesdale Western 2s have an early start at Dundee International Sports Centre (DISC) in Women’s National Division Two.
The L2s will hope to build on a decent start last weekend when they play Dundee Wanderers 2s at 9.15am. Their second and final game of the day begins from 12.00 noon against CALA Edinburgh 1s.