Fun Examiner hockey set to wind up

THE highly successful, twenty-four team Daily Examiner hockey competition winds up this Thursday with the final round of matches. The coaches and umpires who have covered every game need to be recognised for the increased skill level by all players. All teams are now playing an attractive brand of fast and exciting hockey, using space and positional sense to encourage an open style of play.

In senior games Grafton Blue had a 5-1 win over Grafton Public Reds. Chloe Duroux and Pamela Williams had big defensive games for the Reds while Sarah Donnelly, Jessica Cotton and Hayley McLaren all found the net for the Blues.

Grafton Supersonics were pitched against the Grafton Public Gold team and secured a 2-0 victory. Millie Payne, MaddisonKreemers and Emily Moss were the stars for the Gold girls team.

Westlawn Green continued on their winning way with a 2-0 victory over school chums Westlawn Blue. Players to stand out were Amy Riddell and Kane Essex.

Across the road rivals St. Joseph’s and Gillwinga had a great match, with St. Joseph’s pipping them 2-0. Both are delightful, talented sides with Josie Cross for Gillwinga andElly Shipman having big games. Brodie Nagle and Chris Byrnes were the goalscorers for St. Joseph’s.

Westlawn Wanderers had a 1-all draw with South Power. Maise Tooth took her second award for Wanderers.

St. Mary’s after a slow start are really firing with a 3-0 win over South Primary mixed. Abraham Herbert and Hamish Ellemhad had blinders for St. Mary’s.

The junior division of Years 3 & 4 had some rather dramatic goalshooting. Take the nine scorers for Grafton Ghosties for instance with their clash with South Primary mixed. The all boys team were too strong with TaeganInmon and Declan Ensbey finding the net on three occasions. Jaiden Grieve and Ryley Cropper added the extra.

Gillwinga reversed their senior side loss with a good win over St. Joseph’s in the juniors. Kye Pearce for Joey’s and Charlie Ford for Gillwinga were in fine form.

Another local derby with a very tight scoreline was the 5-4 win by Grafton Giants over Grafton Gunners. Emily Gough and Samira Lawson were in fine touch for the Gunners while Nick Lawson and Jack Mc Combie were always in the thick of the action.

South Primary Power eked out a 0-all draw with Grafton Magic. Special mention of Jarrod Gardiner and Kasey Ferguson who played like champions in the midfield for South. Tough as teak defence was also evident of Shelby Foulstone and Meg Porra for Magic.

St. Mary’s mixed had a good 2-0 win over Westlawn Wolves while St. Mary’s Magic made it a double with a 2-0 win over Westlawn Warriors.

Played hard, done well awards went to:

Grafton Magic- Lara Hooklyn, Shelby Foulstone, Meg Porra.

Westlawn Wolves- Maise Woods, Claire Schmidt

St. Mary’s Mixed Magic- Tahlia Herbert, Hamish Ellem, Joe Maunder.

Westlawn Warriors- Jake Martin, Jacob Thompson, Nicholas Lavender.

St. Mary’s mixed- Hamish Ellem, Tahlia Herbert, Kaitlin Warby.

Thanks to Carol Inmon.

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