26 Jun 2015

Friday 26 June 2015

Some mixed results for hockey this week with notable performances from 15C, who recorded their first win of the season; the 3rd XI, who powered to a 6-0 success; and 15A, for whom Joshua Stening claimed a hat-trick.

The Boys' First XI turned in an impressive performance to defeat a strong Mount Albert Grammar School team 2-0 in the first round of the Auckland SuperCity competition on Wednesday. A goal in each half from Arthur Rasmussen and Daneel Ovtcharenko proved the difference between the two teams.

The 2nd XI bet Macleans College 3-2 in an evenly contested game.

The 3rd XI had a comprehensive 6-0 win over Botany Downs Secondary College. The boys dominated territory in the first half and were rewarded with goals to Jack Forsythe and Nate Flacks. The second half was a more even affair with regards to territory. The boys upped the tempo with Marco Yu and Alex Winstone scoring two goals each.

A hat-trick for Player of the Day Joshua Stening helped 15A to a convincing 8-1 victory over Avondale College at King’s on Monday. There were also two goals apiece for Braden Jerram and Nicholas Wilson and one from Benjamin Irvine. It was the best team effort to date.

It was Groundhog Day again for 15B who created lots of opportunities against Mount Roskill Grammar School A but could not convert them into goals and went down 1-2. King’s defended well with Deken Gillard outstanding in goal with the solitary goal claimed by Tom Buckley from a penalty corner.

15C notched up their first win of the season with a convincing 2-0 win over Botany Downs Secondary College A. It was an excellent team performance with goals from Player of the Day Timothy Reeves and Andrew Watson.

The Girls' First XI got a harsh lesson on life in the Top division when they were handed a 0-10 defeat by Westlake Girls' High School.

The Girls' 2nd XI’s successful run came to an end when they went down 0-8 to McAuley High School on Friday. Goalkeeper Annabelle Cho was again a star pulling off a string of good saves and Emily Derrick was the Player of the Day.