Round three was a great weekend of hockey with a massive 30 goals scored by the Women of FHC. The final tally of results were: five wins, three losses and a draw. Terrific work by everyone this weekend.
Premier League 3 def Hawthorn 1 Goals O Colasurdo, S Ellis 2, L Merret 2,
This was a massive game for both clubs with the winner keeping in touch with the top end of the ladder. Both teams have had good results to the start of the year and Hockey Victoria had Hawthorn as favorites to take the points. The game started with FHC getting some forward pressure on Hawthorn but Hawthorn took control with accurate passing and should have hit the score board early but failed to convert. A lack of talking let Hawthorn have numerous shots at goal but failed to get the shots on target. FHC finally earned a corner with one of the few circle penetrations achieved. The corner was converted with Leah Merrett deflecting shot to the top left hand side of goals. The score at half time was 1-0. The second half got underway with both teams attacking and defending but it was Hawthorn who scored first to level the score. FHC stayed the course and hit back with Sam Ellis picking off a pass and running into goals, she eliminated the Hawthorn keeper and with a clinical finish put the doggies back in front. Not long after, FHC earned another corner which was converted by Leah Merrett who rocketed a hit into the near post to score her second goal. Another corner and this one finished off by Sam Ellis who hit home the goal with a brutal hit that slammed into the back of the boards past the post defender. With only a few minutes left Nicola Hancock one timed a pass to Olivia Colasurdo on the baseline who one time a reverse stick shot into the goals past the keeper to have the doggies 5-1 winners.
The Premier League’s next match is the first double header for the season with the doggies playing arch rivals Altona at Altona. Following up the next day with Mentone at Mentone. A very tough round and hope to see some great support on the sidelines for the ladies.
Premier League Reserves 1 lost Hawthorn 3 Goal J Caon
FHC premier league reserves played Hawthorn on Saturday. Best players of the day were Rachael Browne, Paula Van Meeuwen and Holly Azzopardi and a special mention to the goal scorer Jemma Caon. The team are working really hard on developing a knew game style and getting to know each other. The coach predicts good things to come from this group of women as promising moves were shown in the game that was played. Unfortunately FHC lost to Hawthorn 1-3.
Pennant A 5 def Hawthorn 4 Goals C Chatterton, E O’Connell, M Singh 3
Pennant B 8 def Greensborough 0 Goals N Boonprakob, F Gates, M Patterson 2, C McCulloch 2, B Rowland, G Virtuoso
The first home game for the season had the Pennant B Team against Greensborough in front of a small but vocal crowd. A strong start set the team up for a fantastic game as the team showed good communication and great passing, a goal within the first five minutes resulted. Three more goals were scored prior to half time. The press was used well and no openings for the opposition were allowed keeping the Greensborough score at nil leading to the half time whistle. After half time, FHC came out strong expecting Greensborough to be quite aggressive, which was evident but the FHC defence kept any attack outside the circle. It took at least 10 minutes for FHC to score again. Terrific passing by Carrol Burt in the circle allowed many others to score. The final score was a convincing win to FHC 8-0.
Metro 1 North 5 def Greensborough 0 Goals H Bloomfield 2, R Humphrey 1, L Lang 2,
FHC M1N had a comfortable win on Saturday afternoon. The team played very well in the first half against the bottom side on the ladder, but relaxed in the second half, only putting one more goal on the board. Another even team performance with all 13 players contributing at different stages. The team has had a very solid start to the season winning three from three and look to continue next week against Sunshine.
Metro 1 South 0 lost Waverley 2
An unfortunate 2 nil loss against Waverley for Metro 1 South. However a big improvement in team work and aggression in the D. The team is finally starting to find their feet in this league. Next week is the time to score the ever elusive first goal. Good luck team.
Metro 2 North 7 def Parkville 0 Goals M Benitez, S Blake, P Fuhrmeister 2, S Roberts, M Sanders, A Thompson
Metro 2 South 1 draw Hawthorn 1 Goals R Holland
FHC M2S and Hawthorn fought out an uneven contest age wise; Hawthorn’s players all seemed to be all under 18 (with the FHC average age probably double that), but the contest was evenly matched and the final score reflected the nature of the game. Both goals came in the second half of the game and both were field goals. The final stick on the end of the FHC goal belonged to Rebecca Holland, but many sticks were responsible for getting it there. It was a game played in good spirit, with FHC fighting hard to come back from being a goal down. Well done again team, keep the fighting spirit going.
Metro 3 North 0 lost Bru (W) 1