Robins eye end to long drought
As the sprint for women’s South West Hockey League finish line heats up, the league’s inaugural women’s champions Busselton Robins are making a concerted effort to end their 17-season drought.
The Robins regularly finish their season in the top four, but this year there is an aura of determination as they headed into the finals with a mammoth 8-0 whitewash of Town South in Busselton on Sunday.
Warming to their task with a comfortable 2-0 lead at the half-time break, the home side swooped on Town South with a six-goal second half.
Former Classic League player and star midfielder Penne Yorke, Helen O’Neill, D’ Arne Wilde, Tiff Jecks and Brooke Williamson were all in scintillating form for the Robins in a brilliant second-half showing.
O’Neill, Sailer Townsend and Yorke all scored two goals with Jordanna Baynon and Renay Perrott one each.
Collie put up a credible fight against Marist on Saturday, restricting the Blues to a narrow 1-0 win with Lisa Blee on target.
With Boyanup entrenched as minor premiers
— and five points separating Marist and Robins with six points still up for grabs — the path for a top-two finish is still clear for several sides.
The big game this weekend is the anticipated shootout between Boyanup and Robins tomorrow night.
Marist take on Town South and Exies and Capel cross swords.