Perfect weather produces scintillating hockey
ANOTHER gorgeous day in Beechworth saw the U12 girls, the div 3 men and the div 3 women all playing at home on the stunning Mayday Hills oval.
The girls fought hard against Scots but unfortunately went down 3-1, the men had a 0-0 draw against Falcons and the women came away with a 2-0 win.
The club is grateful to Goldfields Greengrocer, which has offered to sponsor the junior teams with oranges each week.
The Newxpress Beechworth award for awesomeness has to go to Lara (div 3 women) and Jude (div 3 men) who both turned 18 on the day and played great games.
A lot of the players celebrated Jude and Lara’s milestones at one of the club’s other sponsors after the game, Bridge Road Brewery.
The Indigo Real Estate award for effort goes to Emily from U12 girls who was strong in defence and cleared the ball out of the D on numerous occasions. Under 12 boys: After a week’s rest thanks to a mid-season bye, the boys came out firing, and brilliant teamwork quickly exposed the Wombats’ defence with Beechworth scoring freely.
The goalscorers get all the accolades, yet this was one of those games where the defenders, led by Callum McLean, Christian Davey and Beartie Wild, set the game up.
The ball was constantly driven forward allowing the Beechworth forwards to slip behind the Wom- bats’ defence and score at will.
Clancy Ellett (4) and Oliver Neil (3) were the main goal scorers as Beechworth ran out comfortable winners overs Wombats 10-1. Under 10: Another great week of hockey for the Beechworth’s U10 squad.
Both teams won their games on Saturday and enjoyed the challenge of playing on the half pitch.
Thanks to Oliver Neil and Ruby Ryan for stepping up to coach the teams while Ian McVea was away on holidays and Ben Merritt was busy umpiring.
Beechworth White beat the Magpies 3-1 in a hard-fought game. Coach Oli was impressed with the teamwork and skilful play.
Alex and Zoe Beatson both scored goals as did Tilly Ryan but it was the smart play from all team members that set up the goal opportunities.
Dylan Roscouet played well in defence and sharp passes by Aimee McLaurin and Leila Gephart kept the opposition guessing.
Beechworth Blue beat the Falcons 4-0. Well done to Hayden Macaulay who scored two goals in his first game with the club.
Isaac McLean showed a lot of skill scoring two goals and passing well throughout the game.
Anouk Plowman and Claudia Neil both played strong games and Alistair Merritt put in a big effort and made some great plays.
The whole team tried hard and coach Ruby was impressed by how well everyone worked together.