Holt leads Wagin to tough win

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
Riffs’ Wade Angwin is pressured by All Blacks’ James Cronin.
Camera IconRiffs’ Wade Angwin is pressured by All Blacks’ James Cronin. Credit: UGSHA

Wagin pulled off a tight 4-3 win over Warriors in Upper Great Southern Hockey Association’s women’s A-grade game on Saturday.

Emily Holt led Wagin across the turf while converting two goals and was voted the top player of the match.

Leah Kellow and Marli Spooner also scored a goal each for Wagin, with Sharni Chiswell and Vanessa Perkins voted as the team’s favourite alongside Holt.

Warriors’ Courtney Perkins, Emily Ballantyne and Shannon Charles converted a goal each for their team, while Alyce Smith, Cara Borthwick and Chloe Buzza collected the votes. Robins got the better of Williams in their clash with a 2-0 win.

Chloe Blight, Jodie George and Zeta O’Rourke were Robins’ best on turf, while Claire Coffey and Louise Pomykala both beat the Williams keeper.

Brooke Duff, Alana Ford and Renae Bransby put in a fair effort for Williams, collecting votes for the team’s best.

Warriors were not troubled by Olympics in UGSHA’s men’s A-grade competition, securing an impressive 8-0 victory.

Regan Blyth was exceptional, scoring four goals for Warriors, and was voted as the best player of the game.

Chris Allen and Matt Hough were also important for the team, with Hough converting one goal, along with Lachy Ward, Sam Rowe and Trent Grumprich.

Despite not beating the Warriors’ keeper, Brad Straphorst, Steve Sexton and Ben Quatermaine were voted Olympics’ best.

All Blacks recorded an easy 6-2 win over Riffs in their clash on Saturday.

Ben Broad and Liam Sweeny converted two goals each and were voted All Blacks’ best alongside Sam Broad. Angus Armstrong and Quinlan Paice also scored a goal each.

Riffs’ Grady Francis, Clinton Blight and Kyle Angwin were voted team’s best, while Kendal Ballard and Wade Angwin beat the keeper.

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