Hockey sides ready for re­demp­tion

NT News - - SPORT -

THE Ter­ri­tory Pearls and Stingers will hope to claim their first points of the Aus­tralian Hockey League against South Aus­tralia to­day.

The Pearls were crushed 13-0 by Vic­to­ria last week­end, while the Stingers didn’t fare much bet­ter de­spite tak­ing an early lead, go­ing down 12-4, also to Vic­to­ria.

Both sides will play at Ade­laide’s State Hockey Cen­tre from 4pm and 5:30pm (NT Time).

The Stingers’ cause hasn’t been helped by the loss of Jeremy Hay­ward, who has been called up to a Kook­abur­ras pre-World Cup train­ing camp. The ex­pe­ri­enced Robert Duguid is also un­avail­able.

SA are un­af­fected by na­tional du­ties, ex­cept for Lach­lan Busiko, who is in Malaysia with Aus­tralia’s un­der-age Bur­ras.

Af­ter suf­fer­ing a knock against Vic­to­ria, Hock­ey­roo Brooke Peris looks fit to lead the Pearls against SA, who won their open­ing round match against WA 3-2.

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