Geraldton Hockey Week 2 overview: Casuals beat Australs in men’s A-grade

Lachlan AllenMidwest Times
Rovers team captain Jayden Valenti and Casuals' Brent Allen.
Camera IconRovers team captain Jayden Valenti and Casuals' Brent Allen. Credit: Emma Bowen/Supplied

Week two of the Geraldton hockey season is in the books, with some big results in the men’s, women’s and reserve’s competition.

In the men’s A-grade, Casuals defeated Australs 6-1. Clint Yeates scored two goals while Scott Piper, Dan Golding, Ned Osborn and Paul Stobes had one each. Daniel Zinetti scored a consolation goal for Australs.

Rovers beat Murchison 3-1, thanks to goals from Jayden Valenti, Paul Valenti and Sean Bolt. Ryan Dix scored Murchison’s only goal of the match.

In the final match, Saints beat Yacht Club, 4-1. Jackson Burns, Jack Watters, Will Mackay and Zac McGowan all scored for Saints while Yacht Club added one through Xander Pieterce.

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In the women’s A-grade, Australs came away with a win 2-1 against Swans, with a last-minute goal in the dying minutes of the game. Hayley Halton and Eleasha Donovan were the match winners for Australs and Meg Huston grabbed one goal for Swans.

Cardinals won 6-1 win against Saints with three goals from Gemma Dix. Cam McKoy, Jess Guidice Nain and Kiara Jones were the other scorers for Cardinals.

Chris Mcnaught’s goal was enough for Saints to defeat Yacht Club 1-0 in the men’s A-reserve.

Casuals beat Murchison 6-0. Ian Purvis scored twice while Angus Grant, Will Bateman, Lachlan McCuish and Antonio Paradella all joined in on the action.

In the women’s A-reserve, Swans and Yacht Club played at a nil-all draw.

Saints Black defeated Australs 4-0, thanks to goals from Charlene Miller, Amy Williamson, Tia Hatch and Belinda Basell.

Murchison secured a 1-0 win over Cardinals, with Marina Collins scoring the winner.

Saints Gold beat Vets 6-0, Kelsey Mitchell and Alana Miles both scored doubles. Carly Wood and Jamie Wheatley chipped in with one.

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