All Blacks, Riffs, Warriors and Wagin notch wins

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Warriors’ Shaun Mckay with the ball.
Camera IconWarriors’ Shaun Mckay with the ball. Credit: Picture: Rodney Johnson, Rodney Johnson.

All Blacks have held on to a 4-3 win in a top of the table clash against the Warriors on Saturday in the Upper Great Southern Hockey Association.

Liam Sweeney was the All Blacks’ best in the game, scoring one goal alongside teammates David Phillips, Toby Nicholas and Andrew Bairstow. Sam Borad and Peter Thompson also impressed for the All Blacks.

Warriors’ Shaun McKay was best afield, finishing with a goal and collecting three best and fairest votes.

Josh O’Brien and Sam Rowe also converted shots for the Warriors, while Rowe and Dwayne Franks impressed across the turf.

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Olympics have sunk to the bottom of the UGSHA’s Men’s A-grade table after a tight 1-0 loss to Riffs.

Kendal Ballard was the game’s only goal scorer, named among his side’s best with Grady Francis and Brock Francis.

Nathan Squibb, Jason Lyneham and Steve Sexton impressed for Olympics.

Warriors, All Blacks and Riffs all sit on three wins and two losses after five weeks, while Olympics face an uphill battle to reach finals with only one win.

Warriors have gone a game-and-a-half clear on top of the UGSHA’s women’s A-grade competition, pulling off a 2-0 win over second-placed Williams.

The Warriors remain undefeated this season with four wins and one draw after Saturday’s clash.

Courtney Perkins controlled plenty of the play for Warriors during the match, assisted by Chloe Buzza and Tayla Atkins. Kira Flynn and Jo Annear were the match’s goal scorers.

Brooke Duff did her best for Williams who have three wins under their belt after five weeks.

Charlotte Tinley and Alana Ford also collected team votes for Williams.

Wagin produced a huge 5-1 win over Robins in the other women’s A-grade match, consolidating third spot on the ladder after week five.

Wagin’s Leah Kellow was the game’s best on Saturday.

Kellow alongside Emily Holt and Shahni Chiswell all collected votes while also scoring one goal each for Wagin.

Kara Jeffery and Lucy Ward were the other two goal scorers.

Zeta O’Rourke, Claire Coffey and Claire Leusciatti were Robins’ best, while Aimee Grzinic converted Robins’ goal.

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