CHALLENGED: McAuley’s Sally-Jane Loy and Grafton High’s Cassidy Chapman fight for the ball during their A-grade match.
CHALLENGED: McAuley’s Sally-Jane Loy and Grafton High’s Cassidy Chapman fight for the ball during their A-grade match.

McAuley primed for finals Women’s Hockey

McAULEY Catholic College women's A-grade hockey team re-affirmed its dominance of the 2013 competition with a 3-1 win over arch rivals Grafton High.

McAuley has been the standout performer in the second half of the competition and made no mistake in the final match before the semi-finals next week.

Grafton High goalie Sallie Forbes had an outstanding game in a well-beaten team.

In the other game Demons fought hard all the way to down Kylies 1-0.

Demons coach Ron Chaffey said both teams had plenty of scoring chances, but failed to put them away until Tahneed Nelson broke the deadlock well into the second half.

"Aleisha Third, playing in the halves made a good run, then hit Tahnee in the circle," Chaffey said.

"She was able to round the goalie and put the ball away."

The teams will meet again in the minor semi-final next weekend and Chaffey will be hoping there's no repeat of Demons' 2012 effort.

"We did the same thing last year and they got us in the minor semi," he said.

"That's what this competition has been like all year. You get into the semis and any team is only two wins away from a grand final."

Chaffey said McAuley stands out as the team to beat this year.

"In the second half of the season, when they got all their players back they've been the form team of the comp going into the semi-finals," he said.



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