Small pitch offers plenty of action
Nickol Bay Hockey Association players were so excited about the works starting on our retractable net last week that we didn’t mind squeezing everyone onto the small pitch for Wednesday night’s match.
The retractable net will double our playing space and bring us just short of a full-sized pitch.
Last Wednesday, Karratha Seagulls and Pilbara Giraffes joined forces, renaming themselves the Long-Neck Seagulls, to play the combined Karratha Creepers and Pilbara Pythons team or the Creepy Pythons.
With the pitch this crowded, a strong passing game was always going to win the day and Steve Cook, who looked like he had glue on his stick, controlled the centre field for the Long-Neck Seagulls, making it clear from the outset they were the dominant team.
Megan Gillie was also superb at left wing, slamming the ball into the back of the net a total of five times and causing great frustration for opposition goalie Nathan Fitzgerald.
Creepy Pythons captain Alex Walters tried his best to match the competition with fast-paced running through the middle, but in the end, it was a huge 11-4 win for the Long-Neck Seagulls.
Steve Cook controls the ball.