Be­nalla un­der 10s push hard for thrilling vic­tory

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT -

THIS week, Be­nalla Hockey Club’s U10s played SYC, fin­ish­ing with a 6:5 win.

An early goal from Am­ber Arm­strong, Be­nalla then pushed hard but with a flurry of goals from SYC it didn’t look too promis­ing for Be­nalla at three­quar­ter time.

With only 10 min­utes re­main­ing Zac Fen­nell scored, then Olly Gil­lies fol­lowed with two goals.

Ayush Singh and Noah Gil­lies sealed the win with a goal each. Spec­ta­tors from both teams were thrilled with the come­back.

Fi­nal scores: Be­nalla 6 d. SYC 5

Goals: Am­ber Arm­strong 1, Zac Fen­nell 1, Olly Gil­lies 2, Ayush Singh 1, Noah Gil­lies 1. Awards: Noah, Zac and Ben Mean­while, the U16s played Echuca Moama and walked away with a loss.

The U16s started the game with 10 play­ers, but Echuca pro­vided Be­nalla U16s with a cou­ple of play­ers to en­able Be­nalla to have one on the bench.

Be­nalla played very well and didn’t give up all game.

Ankur Singh once again won the Sub­way award for play­ing well in the half line be­fore drop­ping back and be­ing our rock in de­fence.

Fi­nal scores: Echuca Moama 10 d. Be­nalla 0

Um­pire votes: Ankur Singh ( 3) Darcy Tyquin ( 2), Perry Plex (1).

B Women played Echuca in a hard fought match, but un­for­tu­nately weren’t able to take a win home.

All women gave their best in a hard match.

Rachael Young scored a great goal from the spot within the goal cir­cle. Fi­nal scores: 3:1 Goals: Rachael Young 1. Um­pire votes: Anna Wain­wright (3), Prue White (2), Heidi Perry (1).

B Men played Echuca and man­aged to bag a 5:1 win.

Short on play­ers Wil­low Plex and Mel Gil­lies stepped in, both man­ag­ing to score a goal each.

Dave McIntyre got a goal from a penalty cor­ner, while Martin Gil­lies scored a goal from a de­flec­tion and another from some great team­work and a bit of run­ning.

Goals: Wil­low Plex 1, Mel Gilles 1, Dave McIntyre 1, Martin Gil­lies 2. Um­pire votes: Evan Dowe (3), Perry Plex (2), Martin Gil­lies (1).

HIT: Cindy Daws from the U16s team stops the ball.

AN­TIC­I­PAT­ING: Noah Gil­lies from the U10s team, ready to hit the ball.

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