Hockey returns

Scotland’s indoor hockey season resumed last weekend after the Christmas holiday break, but the most successful team from Glasgow’s southside was PSL Team Sport Clydesdale’s most promising youngsters.

Their storming performance took them through several rounds of the Under-18 Scottish Cup to reach the final to be played at an innovative Indoor Gala Finals Day at Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth, on February 9.

The Titwood boys won all their pool matches, defeating Dundee Wanderers 7-2 and Gordonians 4-2 before drawing with Watsonians 5-5.

In the semi-finals, Grange narrowly triumphed over Edinburgh rivals Watsonians 5-4, while Clydesale advanced to the final by a similar one-goal advantage, with a famous victory over the mighty Kelburne 8-7.

Meanwhile Clydesdale’s 1st XI were given sound thrashings by Scotland’s top two teams in the senior league. Inverleith scored 21 goals in the process of defeating the Glasgow southsiders 11-5 and Western Wildcats 10-2, and Grove Menzieshill confirmed the skills gap with an 8-1 win over the Titwood team.

In the women’s league, Milne Craig Clydesdale Western recorded a 9-2 win over Inverleith, and a 6-3 victory over Reid Kerr College Kelburne, to stay in fourth place with six rounds of matches remaining.