Benalla Hockey Club’s top men’s side cruised past Mooroopna 7-0 in the third round of the Goulburn Valley Hockey Association on the weekend.
The unbeaten B-men’s team took to their home field with 10 players.
They were strong from the start with a few quick goals and blocking any chance for Mooroopna to score.
Goals were scored by Marty Gillies, Dave McIntyre, Evan Dowe and Brandon Trevaskis.
Umpire’s votes went to Gillies (3), Nic Nowland (2), Alex Dowe (1).
This week the B-men play Echuca at 3pm in Shepparton.
The club’s under-10s had the bye on the weekend. This week’s play begins at 9.30am in Shepparton against Euroa.
The under-16s lost to Echuca in a hard-fought match. Umpire votes went to Darcy Tyquin (3), Ankur Singh (2), and Perry Plex (1). The coach’s award went to Tyler Wright.
This week the side plays Mooroopna in Shepparton at 11am.
Benalla’s women’s B team had its first game on Saturday at home.
With the addition of new players Anna Wainwright, Rachel Young, Sally Young and Karen Eller to their team, they appeared to have control of the game from the start.
Some great saves came from the backline with Willow Plex filling in goalkeeper, meaning the ball kept moving forward with the return of Cindy Findlow.
Unfortunately for the side they were unable to convert that pressure into a goal. The final score was Mooroopna 1-0 over Benalla.
Umpire’s votes went to Anna Wainwright (3), Cindy Daws (2), and Sharon Watkins (1).
Next week the B-women play Echuca at 1.30pm in Shepparton.
The under-18s GVHA team is well represented by Benalla Hockey Club players Thomas Hill, Evan Dowe, Alex Dowe and Brandon Trevaskis. The side travelled to Melbourne where their first game was cancelled. The second game saw GVHA team win 5-0.