Charity Hockey Tournament
at Albury Hockey Centre
Details to come out soon
Entries for November 2012
A Great Tournament
posted on November 12, 2012 15:10
The Newmarket Hotel and EDC Electrical were the inaugural winners of the ladies and men’s Fernwood Hockey 8s event.
The Newmarket Hotel had already secured their place in the final with two wins last week and decided to give key players a light run in the final round robin match against Health and Fitness Plus who ran out winners 3-1.
Johnson’s MME left their best form until the last night when they defeated Cosgraves Property Advisor’s 4-2. Cassie Lee, Sophie Rodda, Janessa Leggett and Chloe Jones scored for Johnson’s MME while Dionne Hartley and Josephine Maggs scored for Cosgraves.
In the final Newmarket Hotel started the game with their strongest line up but it took 14 minutes before they were on the scoreboard with Naree Burkitt shooting wide but Kate Mason was there on the right post to deflect it in.
Health and Fitness Plus had a number of raids early in the second half but Goalkeeper Danielle Martin repelled all shots to keep a clean sheet.
Newmarket Hotel wrapped up the match in the 32nd minute when Jade Versteegen shot was saved by Sam Campbell but Lauren Calleja was on the spot to put away the rebound resulting in a 2-0 win.
Whoever won their final round robin match would play off in the final and it was Hume Building Society who dominated the early exchanges in their match against Zen Energy, but after 12 minutes Zen had scored the first goal through Ian Beath and a further three goals to Kev Poulton, Bill Anderson and Andrew Mann. Zen ran out convincing 4-0 winners.
EDC Electrical showed their poise and class to beat Attack Sports 4-2. Attack Sports were undermanned with Spitfire Best and Fairest winner Sam McIntosh restricted with a hamstring strain.
Zen Energy went into the final as the favourites due to their convincing victory over EDC last week but it was EDC who had the better of the field position in the first 10 minutes and scored after Andrew Wilkes made a great run and passed to Jeremy Payne who gave it to Cory Norie for a good finish.
Zen hit back almost immediately when EDC gave away a penalty in the circle and Ian Beath made it 1-1 after EDC goal-keeper Ben Hooppell had initially blocked his first shot.
After a tight opening to the second half EDC defender Tim Jones linked up with his midfield to crack a ball at Zen goal-keeper Scott Foley who managed to stop it from going in until the ever present Jeremy Payne tapped it over the line.
Comeback player Grant Sawyer secured the win for EDC with a goal in the closing minutes to make it 3-1.
Hockey’s answer to Cricket’s 20/20 was a great success with players enjoying the mate versus mate concept and the draft making teams very even.
The Albury Wodonga Carers Accommodation Centre is set to be the recipient of over $8,000 from funds raised by this innovative new event.
The organising committee would like to thank the Sponsors for their support of the tournament and the myriad of volunteers who helped with the barbeque, the canteen, the tournament officials and umpires and of course the most important people, the players.