The junior teams are still on the holiday break but will be back next week to finish off the 2021 hockey season in great style. The senior teams are working hard to establish a place in the finals, with new players still joining and welcomed into the teams.
Division 1 Women
Newtown Falcons vs Torquay Tornadoes 2-1
Strong pro-active defence by Alex and Ainsley stopped many Torquay attacks well before they caused any problem, and with Xanthia always ready to provide an option, there was plenty of attack by Newtown. Thanks to our junior players who filled in, with Amber, Isabel B and Charlie H all showing great ball control and speedy transfer of play to attack. A fantastic goal by Isabel, who picked up the ball at half-way and carried it all the way to the attacking circle, putting it nicely into the left corner of the goal. A great game by all, and a good basis from which to start the last half of the season.
Division 2 Men
Newtown Falcons Bye
Division 2 Women
Newtown Strikers vs Golden Plains 4-2
With the benefit of a nearly full team, Golden Plains are always a tough opponent. Holidays absences this week saw a number of newer faces in the team again, but the team showed great commitment and worked hard, without the ability to interchange and recharge energy levels.
Solid midfield defence from Andie, Tash, Peta and some nice interceptions from Ruby turned back a number of Golden Plains forward moves. Great work in deep defence by Hillary and Carly (despite carrying an injury – not hockey related) frustrated Golden Plains and kept the scoreboard looking OK. A penalty stroke well converted by Golden Plains did not depress the efforts of our forwards with Ella, Emily and Grace making great position and putting pressure on the opposition defence. Excellent running and support for the defence from Georgie, Peta and Tash moved the ball forward with well directed passes to team mates moving to space, and some great results on the scoreboard. Goals to Peta, Tash and Georgie (2)