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Author: IMGSTG Admin/Thursday, 4 April 2013/Categories: Hockey SA News

Women's Ladder

Men's Ladder

Day 9 Wednesday 10 April

WOMEN: SA 4 NT 0

Goals: Courtney Rudd (15 min FG, 61 min FG), Gabi Nance (24 min FG), Eli Sobels (35 min FG)

In the last game of day 9 of the Be the Influence Under 21 Women’s National Hockey Championships played between South Australia and the Northern Territory, both teams planned on playing as hard as possible to get in the best shape going into the finals on Friday.

SA had first possession of the ball, working into the NT defensive 25 and finding close goal opportunities in the first 3 minutes of play, but no outcome could be achieved.  NT struck back quickly, with a narrow goal miss but definite attack and potential control of play. With both teams holding good cover and making good tackles, neither side was able to hold possession for very long.

After 15 minutes of play, after a very skilful run down the sideline by Leah Welstead, the ball was deflected into the NT defensive goal by Courtney Rudd making the score 1-0. SA kept possession of the ball, working well executed set plays with immediate passing between the players.

The first penalty corner of the game was awarded to SA after 21 minutes of play, but they were unable to convert. Continuing to push forward, SA worked together to get the ball past the NT defence and in the 24th minute SA increased their lead with a deflection into the right post by Gabi Nance.

With two consecutive penalty corners in the 27th minute, SA were given another chance to score, but they were unable to connect the set play. NT counter attacked, steadily working the ball up the pitch but the SA defence held strong and refused access to their circle. In the last minutes of the game, NT goalkeeper made multiple saves and their defence worked relentlessly to clear the ball from the circle. A break was found by SA with 5 seconds left in the half, and with the final touch coming off the stick of Eli Sobels, held a 3-0 lead going into the second half.

NT found first possession of the ball in the second half working forward into the SA defensive circle and earning a penalty corner after 4 minutes of play, but unable to convert. SA quickly counter attacked, but they were soon dispossessed and play transferred to the other end of the pitch in an NT attacking press.

SA came close to their fourth goal with a ball passed behind the NT defence but another great save by the goalkeeper allowed the territory to work back and cover. Two consecutive penalty corners were awarded to SA in the 47th minute but the NT defensive battery were able to clear the ball for a long corner.

Regaining control of the ball, NT counter attacked to earn two consecutive penalty corners in the 17th minute of the half but SA cleared the ball for a long corner.  This game was played from one end of the pitch to the other, neither team being able to dominate the play and both sides working hard to ensure most members of the team were behind the ball.

SA earned a penalty corner with 14 minutes left in the game, but good running out by NT found the turnover and the potential attack. Both teams had individual players that kept the work rate high and displayed impressive skills, for SA - Gabi Nance and Leah Welstead. In the 61st minute, with a well-executed play through the NT defensive circle, SA increased their score with the last touch on the ball from Courtney Rudd.  The game finished with a 4-0 win to South Australia, and a game that both sides can be proud of.

MEN: SA 1 with WA 1

Goals: Cameron Joyce 70” (PC)

Day 8 Tuesday 9 April

WOMEN: QLD 1 def SA 0

MEN: SA 2 drew NT 2

Goals:Ryan Edge 61” (PC), Josh Gregory 70” (FG)

Day 7 Monday 8 April - rest day

Day 6 Sunday 7 April

WOMEN: ACT 3 def SA 1

Goals: Miki Spano

Both teams, being equal competitors in the competition so far, started the game with intensity, neither able to hold possession of the ball for very long. Both teams used transfers between their defenders to find space and create options. SA made the first circle penetration but they were dispossessed by ACT.

With both teams being able to cover quickly and work well together, turnovers were very frequent, neither team clearly dominating. ACT found a close goal chance in the 10th minute, but SA goalkeeper was able to make the save and clear the ball. ACT put the first ball behind the goalkeeper in the 13th minute, but the goal was disallowed due to there being no touch inside the circle.

ACT earned the first penalty corner of the game in the 17th minute, and with a beautiful straight hit from the top of the circle by Kate Gilmore, ACT made the first score of the game. Keeping the pressure against SA, ACT earned two consecutive penalty corners, but SA remained composed and cleared the ball for a long corner.

SA counter attacked immediately, and with the use of a very well executed set play in the 21st minute, player Michaela Spano evened the scores with a push past the goalkeeper from the centre of the circle.  With 7 minutes left in the half, ACT scored their second goal through Kalindi Commerford with good teamwork and movement to give them the advantage again.

Moving forward with their momentum, ACT earned their fourth penalty corner, but they were unable to convert. At the end of the half, ACT kept their 1 goal advantage but there were big expectations for the second half.

The second half started with ACT immediately pressing against the SA, they applied pressure but SA were able to stay calm and provide attack of their own. Both teams were playing very physically, not wanting to risk any breakaway runs or crucial plays.

SA were awarded a penalty corner, their first for the game, with another immediately following, but they were unable to convert. In the 47th minute, ACT increased their lead with their second field goal scored by Naomi Evans. Continuing their attack, ACT narrowly missed another goal with a penalty corner with 20 minutes left in the game. As the end of the game came closer and closer, the teams both increased the intensity, ACT wanting to add to their score and SA wanting to even it.

In the 57th minute, ACT earned another penalty corner but they couldn’t find an outcome. SA held a tight press, limiting passing options for ACT but with the ACT’s relentless pressure, SA found it hard to keep out all penetrations.

When on the counterattack, SA used speed and quick passing to get around the ACT defence. With neither teams being able to break through the steadfast defences, the game finished with a 3-1 win to ACT.

MEN: VIC 3 def SA 1

Goals: Cameron Joyce 70” (PC)

DAY 5 Saturday 6 April

WOMEN: New South Wales 3 def South Australia 2

Goals: Emily Grist (4 min FG), Gabi Nance (36 Min FG)

MEN: South Australia 7 def ACT 1

Goals: Cameron Joyce 5” (PC), 43” (PC), 49” (PC), Brodie Cameron 22” (FG), 46” (FG), Alastair
Oliver 38” (FG), James Keeves 70” (FG)

Day 4 Friday 5 April - rest day

DAY 3 Thursday 4 April

WOMEN: Victoria 2 def South Australia 0

MEN: Queensland 5 def South Australia 1

Goals: Dalton Casey 50” (FG)

DAY 2 Wednesday 3 April

WOMEN: South Australia 2 defeated Western Australia 0 (half time 1-0)
Goals: Eli Sobels (2 min FG), Natalie Gibbs (55 min PC)

In the first game, of day 2, both South Australia and Western Australia came out firing but it was South Australia who made the early attack, entering the circle within the first 2 minutes seeing player Eloise Sobels score an early field goal.
Western Australia was strong with their counterattacks, only to have their shots swiftly cleared by the South Australian defence.  SA dominated in speed and intensity keeping Western Australia constantly on the back foot. South Australia will go into the second half with a one nil lead on Western Australia.
Western Australia started the second half fighting with a lot of early position in attack. This spirit also saw them take out many yellow cards.
In the 55th minute of the game South Australia took out a late short corner which allowed player Natalie Gibbs to score. Western Australia was eager to take advantage of their danger period and was quick off the mark, having the ball in their attack almost instantly.
Kathryn Slattery being the stand out attacker for the Western Australia side, eliminating South Australia’s defence numerous times to enter the circle. South Australia, too strong for Western Australia in the end, finished the game with 3 short corners, unable to convert, but victorious with a 2 nil lead over Western Australia.

MEN: South Australia 4 Def Tasmania 3
Goals: Dalton Casey 33” (FG), Harrison Gill 41” (FG), Harrison Johns 43” (FG), Ryan Edge 70” (FG)

DAY 1 Tuesday 2 April

WOMEN: South Australia 4 def Tasmania 0 (half time 0-2)

Goals: Natalie Gibbs (26min FG), Leah Welstead (28 Min FG), Courtney Rudd (37 min FG, 61min FG)

MEN: New South Wales 7 Def South Australia 2
Goals: Harrison Johns 17” (FG), Harrison Gill 55” (PC)

Australian U21 Championships Results























MEN - Brisbane - QLD









U/21 MEN DAY 1 Tues 2 April
U/21 MEN DAY 2 Wed 3 April
U/21 MEN DAY 3 Thurs 4 April
TAS 5 d NT 3 VIC 3 d WA 1 QLD 5 d SA 1
WA 6 d ACT 0 QLD 5 d NT 1 NT 4 d WA 3
QLD 2 d VIC 1 SA 4 d TAS 3 NSW 4 d VIC 2
NSW 7 d SA 2 NSW 6 d ACT 1 TAS 1 d ACT 0















Rest day Sat 6 April
U/21 MEN DAY 5 Sat 6 April
U/21 MEN DAY 6 Sun 7 April




SA 7
d
ACT 1
NT 4
d ACT 1





VIC 3
d
NT 2
VIC 3
d SA 1





QLD 5
d
WA 0
WA 3
d TAS 0





NSW 5
d
TAS 3
QLD 7
d NSW 0
Rest day Mon 8 April

U/21 MEN Day 8 Tues 9 April


U/21 MEN Day 9 Wed 10 April






NSW
9
d
WA
0
VIC
4
d
TAS
1





QLD
12
d
TAS
0
QLD
6
d
ACT
1





VIC
10
d
ACT
0
NSW
7
d
NT
4





SA
2
w
NT
2
WA
1
w
SA
1
WOMEN - Darwin - NT










U/21 WOMEN DAY 1 Tues 2 April U/21 WOMEN DAY 2 Wed 3 April U/21 WOMEN DAY 3 Thurs 4 April
ACT 2 d VIC 1 SA 2 d WA 0 NSW 5 d NT 0
SA 4 d TAS 0 NSW 5 d VIC 2 VIC 2 d SA 0
NSW 5 d WA 0 ACT 3 d NT 1 QLD 3 d WA 1
QLD 5 d NT 0 QLD 5 d TAS 0 ACT 3 d TAS 0






























REST DAY Fri 5 April U/21 WOMEN DAY 5 Sat 6 April U/21 WOMEN DAY 6 Sun 7 April
REST DAY


QLD 4
d ACT 0
WA 4
VS NT 0





WA 2
d VIC 1
VIC 2
VS TAS 0





NT 3
d TAS 1
ACT 3
VS SA 1





NSW 3
d SA 2
NSW 1
VS QLD

 0
















REST DAY Mon 8 April

U/21 WOMEN DAY 8 Tues 9 April
U/21 WOMEN DAY 9 Wed 10 April





QLD
1
d
SA
0
ACT
1
d
WA
0





NSW
3
d
ACT
0
NSW
9
d
TAS
0





WA
8
d
TAS
0
QLD
1
d
VIC
0





VIC
3
d
NT
0
SA
4

NT
0















 
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