Div 1 win for Risdon

The Port Pirie Hockey complex hosted 13 senior games in beautiful weather on the weekend.

Division 1

Risdon ladies held onto a 3-2 lead over the Mid North cruisers.

Risdon ladies held onto a 3-2 lead over the Mid North cruisers ... Young Jess Marwick showed great skills to be best for Risdon with Alice Jackson and Jamie Gloede guiding Risdon to the win.

This game went down to the wire with Ilona Flockhart best for the Cruisers.

Amy Sparks scored both goals for the Cruisers.  

Young Jess Marwick showed great skills to be best for Risdon with Alice Jackson and Jamie Gloede guiding Risdon to the win.

Panthers ladies beat St Andrews 2-0 with Madeleine Jordan, Brooke Toia and Ashlee Fuchs best for the Blues.

Caitlin Brooks, Nikiesha Swearse and the young talented Jordan Ganley got the best player votes for the Saints.

The Yorkies men put up a good fight against a stronger Risdon team on Friday night. The conditions were beautiful which saw Risdon win 6-0.

Thomas ‘the General” Dickeson was best for the Tigers assisted by Kyle Zubrinich and Adam “Redhill Flash” Jackson. Jake Stringer showed class with 4 nice goals.

The Yorkies Goalkeeper Jamie Battle was a star. Matthew and Ethan Gates fought tirelessly for the blues.

Panthers went down to the Saints in a fiery encounter on Saturday night. Score line was 3-2 with Angelo Anastasiou scoring all the goals for the Saints.

Best for St Andrews were Corey Monaghan, Angelo Anastasiou and Lawson Bauer. Cavan Smith played a blinder for Panthers ably supported by Lee Kirchner and Nick Ervin.

Division 2

Crystal Brook got the points over Risdon Ladies with a 4-1 win. Nicole Rafanelli, Tihan Wendes and Teneal Malycha were best for the Reds.  

Young Paula Blieschke starred for the Tigers with Frances Warne and Ashlee Williams.

In a low scoring affair, Panthers beat St. Andrews 1-0 in the other womens game. Jordan Ganley shone again and Emily Gonsalves and Benita Hattingh were great for the Saints.  

Maddison Baldock was the best for the Blues with Leah Fuchs and Annette Lane providing wisdom and stability.

Division 2 Men only have three teams this year which causes a headache for Competition Director Kylie Nelson and the Hockey Board.  

St Andrews beat Risdon 2-0 with Ryan Monaghan getting best player votes as well as the only two goals in the match for the Saints.

Simon Nguyen starred for Risdon with Chris Murray telling everyone what to do! Colin Dunning was as solid as ever for the Tigers.

Division 3

St Andrews women defeated Panthers 4-0 with Piper George playing a blinder. Robynne Brown and Donna axon were too good for Panthers.

The Blues best were Grace Tattoli, Kylie Rees and Shona Waters.

Crystal Brook Women showed a lot of run to beat Risdon 6-2.

Kylie Nelson was best for the Tigers but couldn’t beat the likes of Aynsley Samuel who scored a Hat Trick and was supported by Emma Kerr, Julia Murrie and Bree Matthews.

Panthers men clobbered Risdon 7-1 with Corey Schultz best for Risdon. Panthers best were Matt Leske (who also scored a Hat Trick), The unstoppable Brett Nimmo was as good as ever.

St Andrews were too strong for a frustrated Strykers winning 2-0. However, it was great to see 14 players on the card for Strykers.

Over Forties Men

Four teams of aged and sweating bodies caused many spectators to be looking for oxygen bottles in these games.  

The ‘St Marks Dads’ team fought bravely but without their inspirational leader Greg Hay were like a rudderless ship to go down 6-0 to Risdon. Doc Uche was best for the Lions. ‘General’ Jamie Chivell provided composure, poise and grace for the Tigers.

In a tight tussle we saw Panthers beat St Andrews 1-0. I firmly believe these players were more interested in getting to the bar! Paul ‘Farmer’ Phillips was best for Panthers and Trevor Cugley displayed his Hockey prowess for the Saints.

No Hockey over Easter so everyone, please have a safe and Happy Easter.