Another win for the firsts side keep their reach of the top 4. Very big round in 2 weeks time and some big clashes, if FHC girls win and other results fall our way – could see them sneak into the 4. Enjoy the weekend off hockey this weekend 6th & 7th of July.
Premier League 2 def Waverley 2-1 Goals
A nervous game for us this week due to multiple reasons. Our captain’s competing against her old club, half our team still carrying illness and most of all we wanted to be able to back up our good performance from last week.
The game got underway with a very flat looking Footscray but still managed to put the pressure on Waverley. We earned a number of corners and finally converted. Georgia Hopkins scoring her third goal for the year to give us the early lead. The game ebbed and flowed with both teams having good attacking chances. We asked for more effort from the girls at half time and in the second half created some chances but just missed the final touch at goals. Waverley equalised late in second term which sparked our squad into gear. Great pressure lead to a turnover to Emily Bannon who passed to Leah Merrett to score with two minutes to go and the win to keep us in touch with the top four.
Sam Ellis had a fantastic game, even with the rough treatment from some Waverley defenders she still created most of our attacking runs. Leah Merrett who had a heavy tag all day just kept running and dominated our mid field. Megan Berriman controlled our back line.
Coach Luke Michael reports: “Very happy to get win, Waverley always step up when playing Footscray for obvious reasons but we fought out a win with sickness and injured players . Holly Azzapardi played her first game today and showed great signs. Each week we have different players standing up, first half players that went missing stood up in the second half and we secured another victory. It comes down to how hard we are willing to work to get the results. We have the fitness and skill, all mental from here on for this team.”
Premier League Reserves 0 lost Waverley 3
Pennant A 1 lost MCC 3 Goal: Lisanne Lamers
The Pennant A team had such a great game the previous week they were determined to take that into the game against first place team MCC. The game commenced with both teams having chances and MCC scored first gaining a 1 – 0 lead into the half time break. Geoff asked to the girls to dig deep and create chances for ourselves, and also meet them in defense and work together to channel and double team their key players. FHC came out firing and scored a brilliant equaliser by Lisanne Lamers. 1 – 1 result would have been extremely joyous, however some costly basic errors gave MCC 2 late goals. Ind the end a good result and the MCC coach complimenting our team as most improved since last time they beat us 5 – 0.
Pennant B 2 def MCC 1 Goal: Felicity Gates, Brie Rowland
This game was a hard fought right to the end, with a penalty corner awarded in the last minute, resulting in a goal winning the game with only second remaining. After a slow start to the game in the first half, and a few position changes, we were able to come out strong in the second half and really became ball & goal hungry. With a lot more possession and opportunities up forward. Well done girls!
Metro 1 North 1 drew Powerhouse 1 Goal: R. Grey
On Saturday night we played 3rd placed Powerhouse at the Hockey Centre. We had long periods of domination of the game but could not quite hit the scoreboard. We took the lead just before half time, but conceded an excellent goal from a short corner half way through the second half. Although we have had a couple of quieter games scoreboard wise in the past fortnight, we still sit on top with 7 games to go and aim to be there at the end of the season. Training this Tuesday night (2/7)
and then on the Thursday night (11/7) before our next game against Greensborough on Sunday July 14th.
Metro 1 South
Metro 2 North 1 drew Power House 1 Goal: Rebecca Humphries
Metro 2 South 2 def ? 1
Metro 3 North lost 1 – 0 vs Brunswick
Thanks to everyone who filled in for us today so we could have 11 on the pitch!