Scottish Hockey. Women's National League. Kelburne Ladies v GHK Ladies. Season 20132014.

Women’s and Men’s National League, Division 1.

A feast of action this afternoon from the Women’s and Men’s National League Division 1 with relegation issues at stake.

At 12.30pm it’s Hillhead Ladies v Dundee Wanderers Ladies, with the home side desperate for a win against mid-table Dundee that will give them some precious points in the battle to avoid relegation, with only two points separating Hillhead from Kelburne Ladies who are bottom of the table.

Then at 3pm Milne Craig will be aiming to make their final push for second spot in the league when they come up against lowly GHK.  Milne Craig are just two points behind second with two games remaining so victory is vital.  Meanwhile GHK find themselves just three points above Kelburne who are in the bottom spot and need victory just as much as their opponents. They’ll need put the memory of Milne Craig’s 10-1 victory the last time the sides met firmly out of their minds before things get underway today.

Also at 3pm it’s Kelburne v CALA Edinburgh – currently bottom of the league this is a must-win match for Kelburne if they are to overhaul the teams above them and avoid relegation.

In the Men’s League there are two matches to enjoy.   At 12.15pm Inverleith will be hoping to put last week’s demoralising 15-0 loss to champions Kelburne Bromac well and truly behind them, as they take on Hillhead in their penultimate game of the season. Victory for the home side would put them to within just one point of today’s opponents with just one more fixture to play. Inverleith were on the right side of a 2-1 margin when the sides met earlier in the season.

Then at 4.30pm it’s the turn of the all-conquering Kelburne Bromac side to take to the field.  The league leaders may already have secured top spot with games to spare but that will not stop them from wanting to come away with victory over third-placed Western Wildcats, and after their 15-0 crushing of Inverleith last time out confidence could not be higher among the Kelburne side.  The Wildcats however will want to secure a third-placed finish and hence will aim to avenge the 4-2 defeat they suffered to Kelburne earlier in the season.

Entry for spectators is free to all games, first match starts at 12.30pm.

Photography credit: Duncan Gray at Duncolm Photography.