McAuley White fired-up for grand final showdown
HOCKEY: McAuley White is hungrier than ever as it prepares to make it three Grafton Hockey Association A-grade titles in a row after booking a grand final berth against Barbarians Helgas.
McAuley dismantled an understrength Barbs outfit which only had eight players take the field in the second half after injury took its toll on the A-grade outfit.
Fresh off a successful tilt with the NSW Country side at the recent national titles McAuley striker Ellynie Cameron had her radar firing scoring a hat-trick in the side's 4-0 victory.
"It was great to get a hat-trick in a finals game but I should have had many more goals,” Cameron said. "We had a lot of opportunities to find the back of the net. I was just lucky to be on the post at the right time, my goals are a credit to the effort of the whole team.”
Cameron, who is carrying an ankle injury from the national championships, said she will welcome a week's reprieve from the action ahead of a grand final showdown with either Barbs or Demons Green.
"If we just train hard over the next fortnight we should not lose too much momentum going into the final,” she said. "It seems like Barbs are having a lot of troubles heading into it so hopefully we meet them in the grand final but we will just be ready for whatever comes our way.”
Demons Green will come off a weekend bye to face Barbs in the preliminary showdown this Sunday and will be confident of their chances to book a replay of last year's decider.
Demons defeated Barbs 2-0 the last time the two sides played.