KELBURNE Hockey Club’s men’s first team put on a dominant display as they defeated Edinburgh University 3-1 last weekend.

The Paisley side would’ve expected a tough game when the students visited with the Edinburgh side having started the season well, but a strong showing in the second period was enough for Kelburne to take the points and stay top of the National League Division One. Grange are hot on their heels, level on points having played a game less.

Kelburne settled into the game early on and passed the ball well, constantly probing the Edinburgh defence but failed to convert a few chances.

Edinburgh’s forward line carved a couple of corner chances, the first was a deflected corner which was met by a strong leg save from McClure in goals.

Edinburgh University then dispatched the latter corner with a drag flick into the top left, in what was their only real circle attack in the first half.

But the leveller soon followed after a nicely worked counter play between Michael Christie and Iain Scholefield played Johnny Christie in only for the goalkeeper to make a superb save, but spilling it out to Michael Christie who finished.

Kelburne went 2-1 up 10 minutes into the second half. This time through patient build up play on the left, leaving Chris Nelson to make a composed finished.

The Paisley side wrapped up the game when Jack Mckenzie fed Chris Caldwell, and he redirected the ball into the goal to make it 3-1.