Warriors prove top rank
The Sportspower Men’s A-Grade had two very different matches played last Saturday afternoon in the Upper Great Southern Hockey Association.
The first game was between Warriors who sit on top of the ladder and All Blacks A, who are in fifth spot.
The match was always going to be a challenge for the young All Blacks A side, and Warriors made sure they knew who was on top of the table as they burst out of the blocks quickly and scored six unanswered goals in the first half.
All Blacks A produced a better defensive effort in the second half but the Warriors still found the net four more times, making the final score 11-0.
The second game between All Blacks and Olympics was a much closer affair, and was a great game of team hockey with both teams showing some great passing moves over the whole field.
Olympics scored first only to have All Blacks reply, and Olympics applied the pressure with some fast, precise ball movement up the field to score again in the first half.
Olympics found the net first in the second half and had a two-goal lead.
Both teams were able to score another goal late in the game, but Olympics won 4-2.
Olympics goalkeeper Peter Aitchison defends as Shawn Heil and Brian McMahon try to work the ball.