Goals galore in wild weekend of hockey

Hockey Central Victoria players braved cold and blustery conditions on the weekend.

The A-grade women’s match between Senjuns and Eaglehawk was postponed early in the second half after a hail storm stopped play and made the sand pitch unplayable.

Senjuns held a 2-1 lead when play was stopped.

Two A-grade men matches were completed, with Sandhurst impressive in its 4-2 defeat of Senjuns, while Loddon Murray proved too strong for the young Strathdale Tigers side.

Sandhurst heads the ladder in front of Loddon Murray, with Senjuns third just ahead of Strathdale.

In B-grade men, Senjuns handled the heavy conditions well to defeat Eaglehawk 3-0. Better players for Eaglehawk were Joe Starcevic, Shaun Rosaia and Harry Andrew.

The B-grade women’s games were closely contested.

Senjuns held off Eaglehawk 2-1, Strathdale defeated Loddon Murray 3-2 in a five-goal thriller, while Sandhurst proved too good for a gallant Maryborough 3-1. Sandhurst tops the ladder ahead of Senjuns and Maryborough.

Goals were the order of the day in under-17 hockey. Sandhurst outlasted Senjuns 5-4, while Eaglehawk defeated Girton 6-5 in an entertaining encounter.

Michael Keating, Jennifer Andrews and Hailey Evans were best for the Borough, while Nathan Davis scored a hat-trick of goals.

In the under-15s, Sandhurst thumped Strath Tigers 9-0, Eaglehawk proved too good for Girton 3-1 and Senjuns drew with Strath Roar.

There was an upset in the under-11 junior division, with Sandhurst inflicting Eaglehawk’s first loss of the season.