|The girls shield teams had centre stage at Farm Rd on Friday night. The under 16 girls shield‘s first true home game, their first at the Hockey Centre against West Vic saved them travelling to Ballarat later in the season. A 5-0 win against Brumbies, a great way to start the weekend for the girls, with Molly scoring a hat trick. The under 14 girls shield did not have the same results going down to TEM.
Also at Farm Rd on Friday night the under 14 mixed pennant played Bayside, both 6 points on the ladder, and their evenness was shown in the results with both teams have a shots on goal, a Southern shot hitting the cross bar, and the game finished with a 1-1 draw. The final game of the night saw the under 18 derby. With a nice even game, red taking the points over black in a 2-1 win with Alfie scoring the winning goal late in the game.
Elsewhere around the pitches on Friday night. The under 16 mixed shield in a top of the table clash took the points in a 2-0 win over Altona, a great result with three players out. Thanks Lachie for filling in. The tussle between Craig and Cooper from Altona was quite a sight to see. The under 14 mixed shield team are coming in to form in their 2-1 win over Hawthorn. While under 16 mixed pennant keep their winning record with another win, 5-0 over Waverley.
The two under 16 south teams hit the pitch at Brighton. The red team drawing against Bayside. All the best to Amelia Andrew after a hit to the face. Hope you feel better soon. A big thanks to all who helped on the night including a Bayside paramedic parent. The black team went down 3-0 to Frankston. The under 14 south team at Monash played top of the ladder St Bedes, St Bedes too strong taking the game 3-0. The result is the ultimate good news story. In round 1, the same clash produced a 11-0 win for St Bedes, five weeks later 3-0. What a huge improvement for our 14 south team, most who have not played club hockey before.
Saturday morning at Farm Rd as always started with our quarter field teams. Following the quarter field the under 10 half field against Mentone Blue. Mixed results, with the girls having a great win, while the boys went down. The under 12 district boys team played a close game against Bayside just going down 2-1, while the under 12 district girls showed their might in a very strong win against Brunswick.
The under 12 shield girls continue their unbeaten season. Thanks to Andrew Wiseman from Footscray for the great photos of the girls.
The under 12 pennant boys went to Knox where the Knox boys proved too strong while the Under 12 shield boys with Hamish and Caleb trekking from Knox to Donnie to help out also went down to Donnie, despite some great saves from Ashton. The two teams are very young and are showing improvement every week.