Dim­boola women stop Yanac’s run

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport - BY SI­MON KING

War­rackn­abeal will host Wim­mera Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion games for the first time this sea­son on its home ground at An­zac Park on Satur­day.

War­rackn­abeal Hoops, fresh off a con­fi­dence-boost­ing win over Nhill Rangers at the week­end, will take on Dim­boola Bur­ras in open com­pe­ti­tion.

The Bur­ras pushed the un­de­feated Yanac Tigers to the last few min­utes of their week­end clash in a mouth-wa­ter­ing en­counter be­tween two teams that ap­pear to be se­ri­ous con­tenders this sea­son.

The in­cen­tive for War­rack Hoops is to in­crease the gap be­tween themselves in sec­ond place and the rest of the com­pe­ti­tion, and for Dim­boola it is to con­sol­i­date third place on the lad­der in or­der to mount a chal­lenge for a top-two fin­ish in later games.

Kaniva Co­bras scored their first win for the sea­son at the week­end and will look for their sec­ond when they take on Nhill Rangers.

The Rangers started this sea­son strongly but have fallen away over re­cent games as they have strug­gled when some sig­nif­i­cant play­ers are un­avail­able.

Kaniva showed prom­ise early but was un­lucky on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions not to take the points. The win­ner of this game should fin­ish the round in

the top four. The next team to have the op­por­tu­nity to chal­lenge the un­de­feated Yanac Tigers will be Hor­sham Hur­ri­canes.

It is dif­fi­cult to see the Hur­ri­canes in­flict­ing the Tigers’ first loss in nearly three sea­sons, but it is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for them to work on their game against a strong op­po­nent.

Women

Out­right third place on the women’s lad­der will be the prize for the win­ner of the game be­tween Kaniva and Nhill Thun­der­birds.

Both teams have shown good form in re­cent weeks, so this game could go ei­ther way.

Dim­boola Roos will be full of con­fi­dence af­ter scor­ing a win against pre­vi­ously un­de­feated Yanac last round, and with War­rackn­abeal yet to find a win­ning com­bi­na­tion this sea­son, it is dif­fi­cult to see the Roos drop­ping this one.

With Yanac de­ter­mined to re­mind ev­ery­one it is still flag favourite de­spite a nar­row loss last round, it falls upon the Hor­sham Jets to try to ex­tend Yanac’s los­ing run to two games.

If Hor­sham can put its best team on the field it is in with a chance.

Round six re­sults Open: War­rack Hoops 6 (Goals: P. Slater 3, M. Wil­liamson, O. Ben­nett, R. Ben­nett) d Nhill Rangers 0 (Best: D. Re­ichelt, Murray Miller, C. Kesler); Kaniva Co­bras 4 (Goals: L. Mills, C. Beat­tie, P. East­man, J. Wil­liams; Best: L. Mills, M. Good­win, D. Shalders, J. Wil­liams) d Hor­sham Jets 0 (Best: T. Roberts, T. Davies, J. Hors­fall, C. Dod­son); Yanac Tigers 2 (Goals: N. Alexander, K. Croot; Best: N. Alexander, S. Farm­ers, A. Ma­grath) d Dim­boola Bur­ras 1 (Goal: T. Jor­gen­son; Best: T. Jor­gensen, Z. Slater-collard, J. Tis­chler) Women: Nhill Thun­der­birds 10 (Goals: K. Far­quhar­son 4, E. Mur­den 3, R. Clark, K. Clark, C. Rowe; Best: K. Far­quhar­son, E. Mur­den, K. Clark, C. Kessler) d War­rack Women 0 (Best: D. Rigby, N. Kuchel, R. Mcna­mara, F. Eilola; Kaniva Women 1 (Goal: I Wil­liams; Best: O. Wil­liams, S. Wil­liams, H. Wil­liams) drew with Hor­sham Jets 1 (Goal: C. Law­son; Best: L. Schilling, R. Creek, C. Law­son); Dim­boola Roos 2 (Goals: A. King, J. Klinge; Best: B. Mcmaster, J. Hausel­burger, J. Klinge) d Yanac 1 (Goal: E. Alexander; Best: M. Farm­ers, C. Beat­tie, S. Hedt). Un­der-16: Nhill Leop­ards 2 (Goals: S. Allen, S. De­laney; Best: K. Rowe, L. Mcbride, K. Clark) d War­rack Re­vengers 1 (Goal: B. Wil­liamson; Best: B. Wil­liamson, H. Johns, F. Eilola); Kaniva Raiders 6 (Goals: M. Good­win 3, I. Wil­liams 2, J. Dixon; Best: M. Good­win, I. Wil­liams, J. Dixon) d Hor­sham Bombers 0 (Best: S. Foot, L. Sim­mons, L. Nuske); Yanac War­riors 8 (Goals: J. Croot 2, H. Pedie 2, R. Croot, N. Col­bert, C. Has­sall, Chloe Zanker; Best: J. Croot, M. Farm­ers, Chloe Zanker) d Dim­boola Kan­ga­roos 0 (Best: T. Bam­ford, L. Krelle, T. Krelle)

ON THE RUN: Kel­lie Far­quhar­son, left, of Nhill Thun­der­birds leads Tasha En­gel­brecht of War­rackn­abeal in a race for the ball. Pic­ture: SI­MON KING

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