Uddingston closing in on promotion after vital wins

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Uddingston Hockey Club’s first team travelled to Dundee for an all or nothing double header to reach the grand finals for promotion to Scotland’s top indoor league.

First up was a stubborn Carnegie side and an uncharacteristically slow start from the Villagers saw them fall two goals behind, but recovered to win 7-6 and maintain their 100 per cent record this season.

This victory coupled with Harris beating Monarchs set up a play-off match for the winner to compete in Saturday’s grand finals.

Uddingston beat Harris earlier this season and it was the same story here as they ran out 6-3 winners.

These victories put the Villagers within touching distance of the coveted promotion spot.

They now travel to the Perth on Saturday to face a strong Clydesdale side for the first promotion spot.

Uddingston will be confident going into this game, with having beaten Clydesdale 6-3 earlier in the season.

The runner-up will have a second chance later in the day to get the second promotion spot against the winner of the National 1 relegation battle between Hillhead and Falkirk.

The grand final hit-off is at 12.10pm.

Youth training started back this week, with sessions running on Tuesdays at Holy Cross Secondary,in Hamilton, from 6-7.30pm and Thursdays at Hamilton College from 6-8pm.