Six of the best from Dale

Ross Macpherson in action.
Ross Macpherson in action.

DUNDEE aces Grove Menzieshill (writes Mike Stanger) are one game away from their sixth successive Subway national league title, but Titwood-based Milne Craig Clydesdale Western are still in the chase after a 6-0 win over Glynhill Kelburne at Titwood on Saturday.

The home side went ahead when Holly Cram pounced on a rebound from a shot by Helen Walker. Then Nicki Crastin finished off a Catriona Ralph penalty corner routine at the post. And a third goal came from a deflection by Nicola Pitticas before half-time.

The goals kept coming after the interval: Susan McGilivray with a reverse-stick shot, Pitticas again and finally Cram with a shot that went in off a defender to complete the scoring for the principal league title contenders.

Meanwhile, the faltering southside challenge from third-placed Giffnock finally petered out when they lost 2-1 to CALA Edinburgh. Olympian Rhona Simpson scored for the East Renfrewshire side.

In the men’s national league, Menzieshill lost 2-1 to Greaves Clydesdale at Titwood. Ciaran Crawford opened for the home side with a fierce shot from the top of the circle, though the visitors immediately pulled the scores level.

The winning goal came from the ever-reliable Raymond Wrightson with only two minutes remaining.