War­riors prove top rank

Narrogin Observer - - Observer Sport - Rod­ney John­son

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.

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