KELBURNE Hockey Club clinched a domestic double on Saturday as they won the Scottish Cup with a 5-2 final defeat of Grange at the National Hockey Centre in Glasgow.
After the drama of last week’s final game of the league season, where Kelburne snatched the title from Grange on the last day, there was always going to be added spice to this final.
The final was a slow-burner to begin but the Paisley side soon burst into life.
Some great play by Lee Morton down the right found Jonas Nommenson bearing down on the goalkeeper, and he scooped it over Nathan Doherty in the Grange goal into the net.
Grange had hardly settled and Kelburne were at them again. A Josh Cairns pass found Jack McKenzie who struck home to make it 2-0.
Grange weren’t going to go away quietly and Luke Cranney pulled one back for his side after a surge down the right into the Kelburne D found him unmarked to finish.
Johnny Christie then restored Kelburne’s two goal cushion with 10 minutes remaining in the first period. A Josh Cairns penalty corner was saved low by Doherty but Christie was on hand to scoop the ball into the roof of the net to make it 3-1.
In the second half Grange again looked in some control, but it was Kelburne who hit the net again. A ball in the D saw Nommenson lunge at it as the goalkeeper attempted to clear.
It set things up nicely for Craig Morton who flicked the ball into the left corner of the net to make it 4-1.
Chris Nelson finished off a neat penalty corner routine to make it 5-1 for Kelburne before Grange pulled another goal back.