Wildcats on the prowl with opening win

Western Wildcats set out their stall that they are in no mood to surrender their Scottish men’s title with a comprehensive 7-1 win over Uddingston at Auchenhowie.

It gave them a strong start to their campaign as they look forward to an EHL Men’s KO16 date with Harvestehuder THC next week.

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The champions went ahead in the first quarter when Andrew McConnell converted from the spot. By the interval the score had advanced to three with a double from their Clydesdale import Jack Mackenzie, the first was from open play while the other came from a well-worked set piece move.

Western’s goal machine continued to flourish in the second half with another from McConnell and a brilliant team move which ended with Adam Mackenzie finishing it off at the back post.

Johnny McDonald pitched in with a consolation for the visitors, but Western’s goal flow was not affected with further strikes from Andrew McAllister at a penalty corner and Rob Harwood in the final quarter.