High scoring men’s hockey at Nhill
An intense high scoring game saw Kaniva Men in front of Tigers by a goal at the break in Wimmera hockey’s round two action at Nhill on Saturday. The ball moved quickly from end to end, with few players dominating. Yanac started the second half strongly with Josh Cramer in good position on the wing to put in a couple of excellent goals, four in total. The game continued fast until the end, Tigers working hard for the points, 7-4.
Nhill Men’s defence headed by Allan King were flawless with possibly only one exception resulting in Hoops scoring once before halftime. A late game knee injury saw Nathan Dahlenburg leave the field by ambulance. When play resumed his teammates seized the moment to break through the Warrack backline with Mont Miller evening the score 1-1 in the last five minutes. Simon Bardell shone for Hoops.
Disciplined play by Hurricanes saw them two goals up at the break, with the young Dimboola Men side coming out hard to get two field goals and looked like they might take the game away. However Hurricanes settled back down and scored late in the second to finish 3-2 in front.
Wide shots and good stops by Dimboola backs kept Highlanders from dominating the scoreline this week, despite their halfbacks directed by Kate Ferrier helping forwards into goal. Elizabeth Klinge led Dimboola to play better team hockey late in the half and they were able to score. Play was mostly mid field late game with Highlanders taking the lead 3-2.
Warrack Women bounced back this week with Jenna Goad proving herself as a dangerous back, allowing forwards a stronger game to defeat Thunderbirds 3-1.
Yanac Women had much of the play and were unlucky not to score against Kaniva, finishing 0-0. Top players were Yanac forward Mikaela Jago and Kaniva back Claire Riches.
Kangaroos ran away from Raiders 7-0.
Warriors led the attack and after good team goals to both sides, were victors over Revengers 5-2.
Leopards took advantage of some frustration in Kookaburras to take the game 4-1.Bombers had the bye.
From Rachel Clark