Giffnock Cram-med out

Hat-trick hero Holly Cram on national duty.
Hat-trick hero Holly Cram on national duty.

Giffnock lost their away match against defending champions Grove Menzieshill in the match of the day in the women’s Subway national league last Saturday.

Milne Craig Clydesdale Western also won their match against CALA Edinburgh and remain four points behind the leaders with a game in hand.

Grove took a first-half lead against Giffnock, but Heather Lang made it 1-1 by the interval.

The Dundonians, however, were dominant throughout the second period, although it was late in game that they finally converted a penalty corner. Louise Carroll netting at the second attempt for the winner.

At Titwood, international striker Holly Cram stood out with a hat-trick of goals in Western’s 6-0 victory over CALA Edinburgh.

Cram pounced on poor defence to hammer home her first goal in the fourth minute, skipper Catriona Ralph scored off a defender’s stick and Morag McLellan accepted a cross from Fiona Bruce to make it three up by half-time.

Bruce herself netted the fourth just after the interval, deflecting Ralph’s penalty corner strike high into the net. Cram then won the ball and drove fiercely past the keeper for the fifth goal.

And Cram was on hand once again to take advantage of the rebound from Nicki Skrastin’s initial shot to complete the scoring.

In the men’s league, Greaves Clydesdale put in an indifferent performance away to AMN Hillhead, who were two places lower in the table.

The home side compiled a comfortable 6-2 win, 1-1 at the interval after Graeme Campbell put Hillhead ahead and Raymond Wrightson levelled for Clydesdale.

It was Hillhead all the way in the second half, racing to a 6-1 lead before Wrightson netted his second to make the final score marginally less embarrassing for Clydesdale.