Crunch time for L1s in Indoor Finale – Weekend Preview – 2nd February

Our ‘Weekend Preview’ will take focus on Clydesdale Western 1s in their huge clash this Saturday as well as six outdoor games taking place.

L1s vs. Dundee Wanderers 1s – Women’s Grand Indoor Play-Off Final – 3.00pm – Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth

Clydesdale Western will contest the Women’s Grand Indoor Play-Off Final against Dundee Wanderers from 3.00pm as part of Scottish Hockey’s Indoor Gala Day at Bell’s Sports Centre.

The L1s made the Final after their running penalties victory over Watsonians in the previous round almost two weeks ago.  The girls have no injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s match, with all twelve players that have been used in recent weeks expected to feature.  In that squad of twelve contains a number of Scotland representatives at senior and junior level in both outdoor and indoor.

‘Dale Western are bidding to claim back-to-back indoor championships after their 4-2 win against Wanderers in last season’s Final back in February 2018.  This year’s Final will be one of seven games that will be held at Bell’s for Scottish Hockey’s Indoor Gala Day, with free entry to everyone that attends.

M3s vs. Uddingston 2s (12.00 noon, H); M4s vs. Giffnock 2s (3.00pm, A); M5s vs. Helensburgh 3s (2.00pm, A)

L4s vs. Glasgow University 3s (1.00pm, A); L5s vs. Garnock 1s (3.00pm, H); L6s vs. Dumfries 2s (1.30pm, H)

Three games take place on Saturday at Titwood, starting with the Men’s 3s against Uddingston 2s from 12.00 noon.

The M3s return for their first outdoor game of 2019 against an Uddy 2s side that are top of Men’s West District Division 1A.  The M3s, meanwhile, are fifth but could jump a place with a win in this challenging contest.  After the M3s, the L6s take on Dumfries 2s from 1.30pm in Women’s West District Division Three.  The L6s are hoping to stop a barren seven game losing streak, which has left them rock bottom and five points adrift of safety.  The L5s will hope to return to winning ways in Women’s West District Division Two.  The L5s have lost their last two league games, leaving their promotion chances less than hopeful.  A win against Garnock 1s (3.00pm PB), could see them rise three places in the league to third.

The other half of the outdoor fixtures card take place away, with the L4s starting at 1.00pm in Women’s West District Division One against the league’s bottom side, Glasgow University 3s at Garscube.  A win for the L4s could see them jump up two places into fourth.  The M4s, in Men’s West District Division Two, could go up a place into sixth with a win in their league match against Giffnock 2s from 3.00pm.  The M5s are away in Men’s West District Division Three to take on Helensburgh 3s at Hermitage Academy from 2.00pm.

Photo credit: Duncolm Sports Photography