Grange retain Scottish men’s Premiership title

Grange retained the Scottish men’s Premiership title and a place in Europe next year with a resounding 7-0 win over fourth placed Uddingston.

That result pushed Grange four points ahead of challengers Edinburgh University, and so whatever result the Edinburgh students achieved against Western Wildcats at Auchenhowie in a later game, they would be unable to overhaul Grange at the top.

The title was effectively sealed in the first quarter when David Nairn and Dylan Bean from the spot put the champions two up.  Jamie Green added a third just before the interval with a deflection at a penalty corner.

The procession of goals continued in the second half through Calum Lothian, Nairn again for his own second, Robbie Croll at a penalty corner and a final strike from Bean for a magnificent seven.

Grange will onw be the team to beat in the end of season playoffs where they will be joined by Edinburgh Uni, Western Wildcats and Watsonians.

On the women’s side, Watsonians had already been crowned champions and they finished their league season unbeaten with a 5-2 success against GHK.

Their playoff top four line-up features Edinburgh University, Clydesdale Western and Western Wildcats.