L1s start Indoor title defence with two wins – Weekend Review – 4th/5th December

Clydesdale Western 1s began the defence of their Women’s Indoor National League title with two wins on the opening day of the indoor season at Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth on Sunday.

The L1s started off their indoor campaign with a 4-1 win over Dundee Wanderers 1s before narrowly seeing off Inverleith 1s 2-1 in their final game of the day.

Meanwhile, Clydesdale 1s endured a difficult opening in Men’s Indoor National Division Two at The Peak, Stirling on Saturday. The M1s were beaten 8-4 by Dunfermline Carnegie 1s before being held 3-3 late on to Hillhead 1s.

Both 2s teams had a new look about them but managed to record one win from their two games this weekend. The M2s comfortably won 10-3 against Grange 2s, but went down 9-8 to Granite City Wanderers 1s at Bell’s Coaching Hall, Perth. The L2s, on Sunday at Dundee International Sports Centre, Dundee collected four points from a possible six by beating Grange EL 1s 5-3 and drawing with Uddingston 1s 4-4.

All three outdoor games taking place on Saturday ended in defeat for Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western teams.

The M5s lost their Men’s West District Division Three encounter with Dumfries 2s at cold and rain-soaked Titwood. The home side were four goals down by the half time whistle but Donald Amour grabbed a goal back in overtime, following up Frank Hirst’s short corner strike with a sweet backhand finish. The M5s then halved the lead when Ross Furmedge tapped in a well-driven cross. Unfortunately for Clydesdale 5s, their opponents scored a fifth goal fifteen minutes from time to seal all three points.

The M5s Development, also in Men’s West District Division Three, went down 4-1 away to Hillhead 7s – Andrew Cox scoring a consolation goal. Isla Wheeler was on the scoresheet for the L5s who were involved in a late passback at Glasgow National Hockey Centre against Stepps 1s in Women’s West District Division Two, but also lost out 4-1.

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