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Kowhai and Upper Grey Valley
drew 3-3 in a key game of West
Coast women’s hockey last week.
Valley looked set win a good win
leading 3-0 at the break thanks
to clever passing and fast breaks
leading to goals to Lisa Sturk,
Natalie Taft-Boddy and Ranae
Stephens. Kowhai responded with
goals to Alice Winter and Hoki
De Goldi (2).
Greymouth were too strong
for Cobden running away in the
second half to win 11-0. The
young Cobden competed well in
the first half only conceding three
goals with Jasmine Evans, Sophie
O’Callaghan and Nicole Rewiti
tireless. Greymouth’s relentless
attack brought goals to Jess Marley
3, Lashana Maclean 2, Amanda
Curry 2 and Beth Davis 2.
Greymouth men got past Karoro
thanks to superior finishing
in a tight game. Sean Gibson
continued fine early season form
linking well on attack with Phil
Bone and Antony Haslam to
pressure the Karoro defence
throughout. Karoro were solid with
Connor Maclean, Ryan O’Connor
and Doug Winter having solid
games, but the team suffered from
lack of finish.
Cobden dominated Hokitika in
the other game winning 8-0.
Cobden collegiate looked set
to dominate Karoro Gladiators
scoring four goals in the first 10
minutes but struggled once Karoro
combinations gelled. Rachel
Crawford, Charlotte O’Connor
and Kate Wilkins worked tirelessly
and only poor finishing denied
them upset. Cobden’s younger
players Mickey Wallace, Matt
Gardner and Sammi Smith were
Greymouth Allstars won an
exciting game 3-2 over Karoro
Vortex. Allstars were always in
front thanks to goals from Angus
Winter, Janae Fitzgerald and Sam
Wallis but Vortex kept coming
A double to Har vey Rubbo
ensured a tight finish. John
Blacktopp was outstanding in
defence and earned player of the
day along with the hard working
Wallis. Vortex best were goalie Jess
Radics and Tessa Beirne.
Greymouth Pheonix gave
Hokitika a scare at 202 mid
second half before Liam Hopper’s
individual skills saw him score four
goals to seal the win. Josh Morgan
was a livewire for the Phoenix and
set up goals for Maisie O’Dea and
Cade McInnes was Hokitika’s
player of the day for great defence.
Karoro Sharks primary got their
first win 2-1 win over Hokitika.
Hokitika’s Harrison Watson
scored a beautiful goal to give
them a half-time lead before a
determined Karoro team fought
Captain Molly Williams lead
the way with better improved
structure, Mitchel Smith
controlled midfield with good ball
distribution earning the player
of the day award. Wil Pattinson
and Molly Williams supported
strongly, both scoring. Goalie
Amanda Cook made some great
saves while full backs, Ryan
Newton and Dane Ridl defended
Greymouth sneaked home
2-0 over Krackers with two late
goals after Krackers livewire
Fionn Gallagher left the field
injured. Until then, they matched
the favoured blues with Natalie
Morgan, F lynn Hayden and Lana
Gorrie, classy. Cooper Haines
well supported by Tess Boddy and
Women: Greymouth 11, Cobden
0; Kowhai 3, Upper Grey Valley 3.
Men: Greymouth 4, Karoro 2;
Cobden 8, Hokitika 0. Collegiate:
Hokitka 7, Phoenix 0; Allstars 3,
Vortex 2; Cobden 5, Gladiators 1.
Primary: Greymouth 2 Krackers 0;
Sharks 2, Hokitika 0.
The West Coast hockey draw for
this week is. —
Duty team, Hokitika. Primary:
5.20pm, NBS Karoro Krackers v
Hokitika (N Taft-Boddy, J Evans).
Women: 6.25pm, Cobden v
UGV (A Forrest, Greymouth
Women); 7.50pm, Kowhai v
Greymouth ( J Lord, W van
Plateringen); Duty, Kowhai.
Funsticks and Smallsticks: 9am,
Collegiate: 10.30am, NBS
Karoro Gladiators v NBS Karoro
Vortex (M Cook, N Taft-Boddy);
11.45am, Cobden v Greymouth
Phoenix ( J O’Connor, L Cambus);
2.05pm, Hokitika v Greymouth
Allstars (S Clarke, H Twaddle).
Primary: 1pm, NBS Karoro Sharks
v Greymouth (W van Plateringen,
J Longsdale). Men: 3.20pm, NBS
Karoro v Cobden (S Aynsley,
G Bone); 4.45pm, Hokitika v
Greymouth ( J Lord, B Kersten);
PICTURE: Nicholas McBride
Greymouth’s Anna Fahey looks for a pass during their collegiate
hockey game against Hokitika at Westurf Stadium on Saturday.
Kowhai fight back to draw with Valley
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The Magic have spectacularly
blown an opportunity to secure
top spot on the trans-Tasman
league after producing their
most error-ridden display of the
season against the seventh-placed
Southern Steel in Invercargill last
night, losing 57-62.
It was the Magic’s second shot
at securing outright lead on
the table, with their five-goal
loss to the Steel following a
disappointing 54-44 loss to the
Pulse the previous week.
With the Magic looking like
the only New Zealand team
capable of securing a play-offs
spot, their sudden drop in form
is an ominous sign of further
While the Magic will be
wondering what they can do
to regain their spark, the Steel
will be ruing their slow start to
the season, with the southerners
producing some confident and
clinical performances of late.
They ousted the Mystics from
finals contention last week, and
continued to play the role of
spoilers last night.
With the exception of a 17-11
opening quarter blitz, the Magic
never looked comfortable against
the Steel, whose defensive efforts
were just as noteworthy as the
typically dominant shooting
performance from star import
Magic captain Casey Kopua
said their lack of discipline on
attack cost them.
“I think if you put 10 people
in that circle we still won’t stop
Jhaniele, so we needed to score
off our own ball and we didn’t do
that,” she said.
The Magic made sure they were
defensively on task from the
outset, pressuring every pass from
the start to get an immediate
break, with the Steel’s first long-
bomb into Fowler-Reid off target.
The home side looked shaky on
their next two possessions as well,
but the Magic were unable to
capitalise as they took a while to
settle into their rhythm on attack,
with some needlessly ambitious
passes letting the Steel off the
They were not so lucky later
in the spell though, as once the
Magic began to display a bit of
patience on attack they were able
to make sure they made the most
of the turnover ball they were
generating on defence, to take
a healthy 17-11 lead at the first
The visitors extended their lead
to eight goals early in the second
period before the fightback came
from the Steel, as the young
defensive pairing of Phoenix
Karaka and Storm Purvis
stamped their mark on the game.
The Magic attack were perhaps
guilty of underestimating the
pairing, with the ball placement
into and around the circle not as
precise as it should have been.
By half-time the Steel had
closed the gap to just three goals,
and it took them just 90 seconds
in the third period before they
had the lead with a run of five
Clearly rattled by the Steel’s
defensive intensity, the Magic
looked anything but a top four
side during this stretch, with their
play punctuated by misdirected
passes, fumbled balls and poor
shooting. They regained their
composure later in the quarter
to level the score again, before a
missed shot from Ellen Halpenny
saw the Steel seize a two-goal
lead heading into the final period.
It took three quarters but the
NSW Swifts eventually got on top
of West Coast Fever at Perth Arena
to win 58-47 and ensure all top-four
trans-Tasman netball teams now sit
on 14 points with three weeks of the
regular season to go.
The Fever were playing their
annual home game at Perth Arena
last night and pulled in a crowd of
5079 for the clash with the Swifts,
and for much of the first half looked
to be on course to reward the fans
with a win.
After leading by a much as seven
goals Fever let their advantage slip,
the Swifts a goal the good by three
quarter-time before dominating the
fourth quarter 18-8 .
The result sees the Swifts join the
Melbourne Vixens, Waikato Bay
of Plenty Magic and Queensland
Firebirds on seven wins for the
NSW finish their season with
home matches against the Adelaide
Thunderbirds and Magic, and a trip
away to play the Northern Mystics.
It was another competitive
showing from the Fever, but it ’s
now a disappointing season that
promised so much in coach Norma
Plummer’s last year in charge.
West Coast have just three wins
from 10 games with fixtures against
the Vixens, Mystics and to finish.
Caitlin Bassett still scored 31 goals
from 37 attempts for the Fever but
her battle with Sharni Layton was
worth the price of admission. Nat
Medhurst was solid for West Coast
with 16 from 18.
At the other end, Caitlin Thwaites
(33 of 42) and Susan Pratley (25-of-
31) got the job done for the Swifts.
Swifts coach Rob Wright was
delighted to come away from Perth
with the win to move into third spot
after being worried about the Fever
lifting after the announcement
Plummer was standing down.
“This is always such a tough place
to come and I thought that Norma
is a legend of the game and I
thought her players would want to
put on a show
for her. They
did come out
fired up, but
the two points
critical for us,”
“It ’s just so
tight and you
still don’t know
who is going
to be there. I
thought Magic would beat Steel so
that turned out different to what I
thought and now we are all on the
Plummer again saw her team not
maintain their strong showing for
four quarters, but she was especially
happy with the performance of
Bassett and Medhurst together.
“ We just don’t maintain it for that
length of time. I still think it’s a
mental thing with them, truly I do,”
Plummer said. “ That was the best
they ’ve played together, which is
fantastic for Australia.” — AP
Steel stops Magic’s
bid for top spot
Swifts step toward finals
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