War­riors make it four in a row at pre­mier­ship

Narrogin Observer - - Sport - Michael Traill

War­riors took out the 2018 Up­per Great South­ern Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion women’s A-grade pre­mier­ship, col­lect­ing their fourth pre­mier­ship in a row against Robins.

Both sides had chances go­ing for­ward early in the re­play of last year’s grand fi­nal; how­ever, nei­ther looked par­tic­u­larly dan­ger­ous in their at­tack­ing cir­cle.

War­riors fi­nally broke the 0-0 dead­lock in the open­ing 10 min­utes of play, re­ceiv­ing a penalty cor­ner that was blocked by Robins keeper Lyn Lu­cas; how­ever, Chloe Buzza man­aged to get the ball past Lu­cas on the counter-at­tack.

Zeta O’Rourke equalised for the Robins in the 15th minute from an im­pres­sive drive on goal.

After 10 min­utes of end-toend play, Buzza scored again for War­riors in the 25th minute.

Zali Spencer, how­ever, again equalised for Robins with 2 min­utes on the clock, lev­el­ling the score­board 2-2 at half-time.

An Is­abelle Kilpatrick goal gave War­riors the lead yet again im­me­di­ately after the break.

From there, it was War­riors’ game to win.

Buzza scored again in free play in the sixth minute, foll- ow­ing a Lu­cas block from a penalty cor­ner.

Robins then had three con­sec­u­tive penalty cor­ners, but could not con­vert any of them.

An­other War­riors goal to Buzza from a penalty cor­ner with nine min­utes to play put the nail in the cof­fin for Robins, se­cur­ing them a 5-2 win. Buzza was named most valu­able player for the match for her four-goal ef­fort.

Women’s A-grade pre­miers, War­riors.

Chloe Buzza cel­e­brates one of her four goals in Women’s A-grade

Is­abelle Kilpatrick evades Clair Cof­fey.

Pippa Bairstow evades play­ers for War­riors.

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