The FHC teams are all working hard to remain or make into onto the top four in preparation of the finals, with only a handful of rounds left until finals hit.
Premier League 1 lost Hawthorn 4 Goal M Singh
A massive game for this season and to see where the young kids are at with Leah Merrett and Alex Ochsendorf out for this game, as well as Nicola Hancock from last week. From the start Hawthorn had the team on the back foot as the backs did not communicate or listen and failed to cover each other which allowed easy goals and a three nil half time lead to Hawthorn. The second half saw an improved game and scored a goal with Monica Singh scoring in a corner. Hawthorn scored late to win 1-4. Olivia Colasurdo and Sam Ellis our best players.
Premier League Reserves 1 drew Hawthorn 1Goal E Druce
Round 14 was a physical contest for the Premier League Reserve team, to which our women stood up against a bigger and stronger team, who are on top of the ladder. We scored first early in the second half, unfortunately making a defensive error leading them to score towards the end of the match. Best players: Georgia Cutrale, Paula Van Meeuwen and Rachel Browne.
Pennant A 4 def Southern United 1 Goals C Burt 2, M Bailey, Z Killeen
The Pennant A team put in a great effort for round 14 against Southern United. The team kept to the game plan, won almost all 50/50 balls ,2nd efforts were great and won the ball back on most occasions. The ball was moved around the ground with short, sharp and accurate passing, which created a lot of passing options and attacked the SU defense with intensity. A wonderful effort by all. Well done team!
Pennant B 0 lost Waverley 2
The Pennant B team had new Nudie sponsored singlets to play in for round 14 and played a good passing game today but were unfortunately unable to get a shot in and Waverley capitalised on this and put three goals away in the first half, claiming a 3-0 victory over FHC. The team have to work very hard now to remain at number four and make it to the finals.
Metro 1 North 3 drew Melbourne Uni 3 Goals R Grey, R Humphrey, L Lang
For the second time this year, FHC drew with Melbourne Uni. The M1N team started off very well and were 2-0 up inside the first 15 minutes, but eventually were 2-3 down with about 10 minutes to go. A late equaliser from Leona Lang saved the day and we salvaged a point. The team played clean, passing hockey in the first 15, but the scoreboard pressure changed that and we struggled to connect for much of the rest of the game. We still created a load of chances but our finishing was off. However, we maintain our position on the ladder and look forward to training on Tuesday night, then Essendon next Sunday.
Metro 1 South 1 def Mornington Peninsula 0 Goal K Murphy
Metro 2 North 0 drew PEGS 0
Metro 2 South 0 lost OHA 3
The M2S team was unfortunately automotively and geographically challenged for Round 14, which resulted in the team taking to the field with 8 players including a kicking back, the role admirably performed by Suzie Kalenjuk. Unfortunately, OHA scored two early, easy goals whilst the team was sorting out how to play with such a small number of players. At one stage, a raised ball to Hannah Hage’s knee meant that the team was down to 7 players, however Hannah came back on the field a little while later. The arrival of Kathryn Clark and Chloe Ong (no thanks to the GPS) brought the team up to 10 players. The third goal by OHA was an excellent and well earned deflection. The team held OHA scoreless in the second half. With a full complement of players, it’s likely that the FHC team would have won, but this was not the case on the day. All players played doggedly and worked extremely hard and are to be commended for the efforts. The loss has meant that the team has now slipped to third, and will need to play hard for the remainder of the season to regain second place. Next week’s game will be very important, playing the ladder leaders, Collegians.
Metro 3 North 0 lost Greensborough 6