Monday, May 19, 2008

Round 5 Review

Kaniva move up women’s hockey ladder
Kaniva have snuck up to third spot on the women’s ladder after a 3-0 win over the normally defensively strong Thunderbirds in their Wimmera hockey round five match. A return visit from Mary Kedwell boosted the strengthening Kaniva side.
Men’s, junior and women’s ladders remain otherwise the same after Saturday’s games.
Highlanders strengthened their ladder lead but not without having to work hard. They had the majority of play in the first but only managed one serious shot at goal which narrowly missed. Yanac’s defence in Sarah Coughlan, Anne Blackwood and Jo Wheaton in goals kept the scores at zero each at the break. A more even second half but Highlanders’ Ellie Morrow was able to convert for the 1-0 win.
Dimboola attacked with good team play and Elizabeth Klinge stopped Warrack attacks. Two goals to Adina King set Dimboola up for a well-earned 2-1 win.
Hoops’ Paul Slater scored a text book goal in the first half while Dimboola were boosted by great attacking defence from Beau Lovett. The second half saw lots of clean aggression and great ball skills which made for a great competition and no further goals, Hoops winning a close 1-0.
Mathew McDonald led Kaniva Men to dominate the first half, also scoring one of their three past Nhill’s normally strong defence. Nhill came back hard in the second with half backs and forwards working well together enabling Mont Miller to score two goals quite close together. Kaniva rallied and held the game to win 3-2.
Tigers played fast and defeated Hurricanes 4-1, with breadth in the forward line spreading the goals over four players.
Junior games saw Raiders dominate Bombers 6-0. Bombers’ defence held well under great pressure but Raiders’ confidence built with each goal.
Warriors dominated the scoreline 7-0 over Kookaburras, despite Dimboola controlling some play but being unable to convert. There was some great team play from both sides.
A more even match was held between Leopards and Revengers, with Leopards scoring one goal each half to win 2-0.
* WHA is urgently seeking a junior country week co-ordinator. If interested, speak to Christine Dufty on 53911032 asap.
- Rachel Clark

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