Riffs win hard-fought men’s tustle against Warriors in round two of the UGSHA season
After a week off, players returned to the turf for round two of the Upper Great Southern Hockey Association season at the weekend and there were some very closely contested games across the board.
In the men’s A-grade competition, the margin was one goal in both fixtures.
Lakers scored the only goal of the game to defeat Olympics, Zak Hatfield, Noah Whitaker and Angus Armstrong were the victors’ best while for Olympics the better players were Sam Burges, Mitchell Overington and Blake Heil.
In the other A-grade game, Riffs beat Warriors 3-2.
Kendall Ballard, Brock Francis and Rhett Ballard were all impressive in the win while Aiden Lowes, Chris Allan and Nick Corner played well for Warriors.
Warriors recorded an emphatic 6-0 win over Pingelly in the men’s B-grade competition.
Travis Cochrane, Trent Gumprich and Zed McNab were Warriors best contributors while for Pingelly Ryan Marwick, Jeremy Wiles and Ricky Overington played well.
Williams and All Blacks played out an exciting game, as they drew 2-2 with Oliver Harding, Michael Foreman and Andrew Major performing well for Williams and Daniel Conlan, Fletcher West and Brodie Corker solid for All Blacks.
Dumbleyung came away with a 4-2 win over Olympics, the winners were well led by Joel Watkins, Jake Angwin and Courtney Bairstow.
Riffs beat Wagin 7-2 in the other men’s B-grade match after strong performances from Jarrad Lutz, Dane Angwin and David Lange.
In the women’s B-grade Brookton defeated Robins 1-0, All Blacks downed Warriors 4-2 and Wickepin and Williams drew 2-2.
The J11 and J7 competitions began at the weekend.
In the J11 competition Lakers defeated Williams 5-1 with Flynn Bartram, Ashleigh Faulkner and Charlie Holt in the best for the winners while Williams’ best performers were Archie McNamara, Dylan Chadwick and Kingsley Duff.
In the other result Devils won a close one over Stingrays 3-2.
Samantha Armstrong, Luca Collette and Dylan Mulcahy played a leading hand in Devils winning and for Stingrays their better players were Archie Sexton, Bailey Perkins and Mathew George.
Wickepin and Bulldogs produced a great game in the J7 competition, sharing the points.
The best contributors for Wickepin were Stirling Mathews, Kate Bennier and James Oats with Liam Ranieri, Archie Hawksley and Cooper Sims named in the best for Bulldogs.
Stingrays and Devils also had a draw in the J7 division.
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