Feel­ing frus­trated

Benalla Ensign - - Sport -

Be­nalla Hockey Club’s top men’s and women’s sides had frus­trat­ing re­sults against the Strik­ers last week.

The B-women’s side’s Fri­day night match ended in frus­tra­tion as both teams played well, but can­celled each other out as the fi­nal score re­mained 0-0.

Sarah Chittick, Mel Gil­lies and Sharon Watkins worked hard through the mid­dle, with Chittick mak­ing many solo runs through Strik­ers’ de­fence.

Gil­lies’ de­ter­mi­na­tion kept the ball up Be­nalla’s end for much of the game, with Watkins push­ing for­ward into the cir­cle.

Um­pire best and fairest votes went to Sarah Chittick (3), Mel Gil­lies (2) and Cindy Daws (1).

B-Men

The men also faced lad­der-lead­ers Strik­ers and con­trolled the first half of the game be­fore go­ing down 2-1.

Many close shots on goal put great pres­sure on the Strik­ers’ de­fense and goalie, and the Tigers’ goalie Perry Plex also worked hard to keep the score­board mo­tion­less.

Be­nalla scored first with a flick by Marty Gil­lies from a penalty cor­ner de­flected into the goal by Daniel Trevaskis. Strik­ers quickly re­tal­i­ated, then took the win with a sec­ond goal just five min­utes from the siren.

Um­pire best and fairest votes went to David McIn­tyre (3), Marty Gil­lies (2) and Rob Dean (1).

Un­der-13 Sixes

Be­nalla’s un­der-13 Sixes played their fi­nal game of the sea­son, with Cindy Daws scor­ing a goal against Echuca Green.

The team’s im­prove­ment has been im­mense, with most never hav­ing played hockey be­fore.

Um­pire best and fairest votes went to Sarah Far­ley (3), Zoe Grundy (2) and Eloise Mc­Don­ald (1).

Un­der-15

Be­nalla’s un­der-15 team also played its last game on Satur­day against Echuca.

The Tigers’ ex­cel­lent team­work showed again, with some fan­tas­tic de­fence un­der the Echuca on­slaught.

They also wel­comed play­ers Darcy and Jonty Tyquin, Siobhan Lin­net and Olly and Toby Day from Strik­ers and Euroa, as those sides don’t have un­der-15 teams.

Um­pire best and fairest votes went to goal­keeper Perry Plex (3), Ankur Singh (2) and Darcy Tyquin (1).

Un­der-15 team: Jonty and Darcy Tyquin, Ankur Singh, Tyler Wright, Thomas Hill, Cindy Daws, Zoe Grundy, Alex White, Ben Grundy, coach Daniel Trevaskis and Perry Plex.

Pic­ture: S. Wright

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