New Revolution and Lobbyless lead the charge in hockey league
Lobblyless and New Revolution picked up maximum points in the indoor hockey league this week.
Lobbyless 4, Zetland 2
The game started off with both teams eager for the win. It wasn’t long before Lobbeyless opened the scoring through an impressive short corner by Haydn Thomason. And it wasn’t long before Zetland gained an equaliser through India Bradley.
However, the Lobbyless defence of Brenda Leask, Karen McKelvie and Ashley Burgess stayed strong and kept the Zetland attacks at bay. Lobbyless found the back of the net soon after this with well worked play from Thomason and James Aitken who finished well for his first. Aitken then received a pass from defence to get his second of the match, making it 3-1 at half-time.
Zetland started stronger in the second half, getting an early short corner. Bradley then notched up her second as she put it past Lobbyless keeper Kristoffer Thomason. However, Kristoffer’s impressive saves soon paid off as Zetland couldn’t convert again. Aitken then got his hat trick, assisted by Haydn Thomason again to seal the match.
Players of the match were Brenda Leask for Lobbyless and India Bradley for Zetland.
Crusaders v Lobbyless
Lobbyless were awarded the points as Crusaders failed to field a team.
Hurricanes 1, New Revolution 4
Hurricanes started well, finding Jillian Copland in the box. She drifted past the New Rev defence to smash the back board and send the fans into rapturous applause. New Rev came fighting back into it with captain Peter Sharp leading the charge and picking up two goals in this fiery encounter.
Stacey Laurenson got over her early frustrations to net the other two for New Rev. Naomi Johnson was the Hurricanes player of the match with Jessica Bradley picking it up for New Rev.
New Revolution 3, Deltmavine 1
The second game of the night for New Rev was going to be another hard game against the strong Deltmavine team looking to get some more points on the board. And it showed with Deltmavine starting the first half with some quick movement up front from Alastair Williamson, Ross MacDougal and Fraser Hall.
They were keeping the New Rev defence of Jessica Badley, Debbie Sneddon and Peter Sharp on their toes. New Rev were always looking dangerous with their quick counter-attacks from Danny Finnie, Stacey Laurenson and Kate Moncrieff.
But it was Deltmavine that took the lead with a great through ball from the ever reliable Nicola Blance, who found Hall in the D to cut it back to the on rushing MacDougal to finish.
This spurred New Rev on and with some great work in the centre from Finnie he was able to spread the ball wide left to find Laurenson in the D. With a quick shot she brought off a great save from Megan Nicholson, but the ball fell to Finnie who had kept his run going and was able to dispatch the rebound to get New Rev back on level terms.
Their confidence lifted after the goal, New Rev started playing their fast passing game again and it wasn’t long before they were rewarded with some short corners. It was from one of these that Stacey Laurenson was able to get on the score sheet with a great strike into the bottom left corner of the goal.
Deltmavine had a few chances to get back in the game with a chance falling to Hall who brought out the best from the on-form Bradley in the New Rev goal.
New Rev were able to get another goal before the half-time whistle from another short corner which was well worked by Sharp and Laurenson. Sharp was able to squeeze the ball home from a tight angle with a sweet finish.
The second half got underway with Deltmavine determined to get back into the game. New Rev worked tirelessly from the front with Lorrie Robertson, Mhari Moncrieff and Finnie in the middle never giving up and closing down the Deltmavine players, giving them no time to break through the defence.
Deltmavine found Debbie Sneddon in fine form and Williamson in particular got no joy up against her. Deltmavine had a good number of chances in the second half but could not beat the outstanding Bradley in goal. The second half ended with no more goals.
Players of the match were Jessica Bradley for New Rev and Ross MacDougal for Deltmavine.