Di­a­monds proud of dom­i­nant fin­ish

Great Southern Herald - - Sport -

Tam­bellup’s Penny Squibb fin­ished equal lead­ing goal scorer with seven goals for the tour­na­ment for the WA Di­a­monds in the 2017 Women’s Aus­tralian Hockey League in Perth on Satur­day.

With the Di­a­monds al­ready in­el­i­gi­ble to progress to the semi­fi­nal, a dom­i­nant dis­play from South Stir­ling prod­uct and Hock­ey­roos striker Kathryn Slat­tery en­sured a 4-1 win against South Aus­tralia in the side’s fi­nal fix­ture. Squid and Slat­tery both per­formed well. The Di­a­monds fin­ished third in Pool A after record­ing two wins and two losses in their four matches.

Slat­tery said the Di­a­monds’ strong fin­ish to the tour­na­ment was pleas­ing.

“It was pretty tough, get­ting knocked out of the top four but to come out strong in the last few games, es­pe­cially that one — it was a re­ally solid per­for­mance out there on the pitch, we scored a bucket of goals and over­all we com­pletely dom­i­nated the game,” she said.

“That’s a great fin­ish for the group. I was happy to get the two goals (to­day).

“It’s been a bit of a tough tour­na­ment in that sense. We’ve had a lot of shots — you miss by a tiny inch here and a lit­tle bit there, so I was re­ally happy to slot a cou­ple to­day.”

Di­a­monds play­ers Penny Squibb and Kathryn Slat­tery per­formed strongly at the re­cent na­tional tour­na­ment.

Pic­ture: Sharon Smith

WA Di­a­monds’ Penny Squibb in ac­tion dur­ing the AHL tour­na­ment.

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