Whalsay’s hockey players maintain Rosebowl league lead
Whalsay continue to lead hockey’s Rosebowl league after coming back from three goals down to draw with Burra.
Zetland 0, Burra 2
Zetland started the attack from the beginning with Hannah Irvine and Maisie Unworth making Georgia and Louise work hard at clearing their goals. Aimee, fresh home from college, was keen to make her mark on the game. Again Burra’s defence was working well together to keep Zetland at bay.
Stacey Laurenson and Kristen Robertson linked well together and caused Zetland’s defence to work hard to keep them from scoring. The strong combination of Lara, Dawn and Vicki worked well together to keep Burra out. But Burra were awarded a few short corners, and eventually on the 23rd minute Stacey rifled in the first goal of the night.
The second half started much the same with Zetland determined to get on the score sheet. But it was to no avail, with shots from Helen Robertson and Maisie going wide of goal.
After a well linked ball Sarah Young in midfield passed to Joyce Adamson who saw Bethany Laurenson and she worked her way through the Zetland defence to score.
Erica Mikolajczak worked tirelessly in midfield to supply Zetland’s forwards with great balls into Burra’s D.
With Maisie suffering an injury, Zetland brought on Lisa Johnston who had some great shots on goal only to find her efforts saved by Burra’s goalie Andrea Laurenson.
Best on the night for Burra was Katyi Jeromson and for Zetland Erica Mikolajczak.
Spurs 3, Juniors 1
Thursday’s night of action climaxed with a clash of the titans between the well established Spurs and the fiesty Juniors. The game got off to a flying start, with the play going from end to end. The gruelling weekends of training seemed to be paying off for the Juniors, as their attacking force were linking beautifully, and after a battle in the box Lorrie Robertson slotted home a cracker to make it 1-0.
Spurs came back fighting, and it wasn’t long till Sarah Grogan fired past the Juniors keeper to make it 1-1. The Juniors were startled by the quick comeback, and so Spurs took advantage of this to drive on quickly again. Morag Fox found Rozanne Georgeson on the penalty spot, who abruptly made it 2-1, as it remained until half time.
The two sides came into the second half looking fresh and determined. From the moment the whistle blew, the teams were pushing each other hard. Plenty of shots were made at both ends, but neither side seemed to be able to find the back of the net, as both goalies were on fine form. Coming towards the end, Spurs were making more and more appearances in the Juniors box. Fine defending from Debbie Sneddon, Lara Kay and Abbey Irvine could only keep them at bay for so long, until Gayle Johnson cannoned the ball into the bottom right corner to make it 3-1 to Spurs at full time.
Megan Nicholson stood out in the goals for the Juniors, while Gayle Johnson’s tireless runs down the left wing earned her player of the match for Spurs.
Whalsay 3, Burra 3
Burra dominated the game initially and settled into a good pattern of play. A fast break by Stacey Laurenson, who flicked the ball into the back of the net, saw Burra take an early lead.
Kristan Robertson scored the second for Burra with a well executed shot after a short corner.
Burra continued to put pressure on the Whalsay defence, which resulted in another goal from Robertson.
But Whalsay began to find their form. Maggie Kay’s good pace and accurate passing allowed the home team to make numerous drives forward, although Georgia Laurenson in Burra’s defence was quick to clear any danger. It was the ever reliable Deborah Mowat who struck home and took the score to 3-1 before the half time whistle.
In the second half, Whalsay started strongly, determined to try and even the score with good attacking play by Eileen Sandison and Maree Simpson. Maggie Kay worked tirelessly in midfield and her work paid off as she slotted in a second goal for Whalsay.
The game continued with end to end play, as both teams continued to play well, each having chances on goal. Angelina Jamieson got the last goal of the night, which was a rebound off a short corner, taking the final score to 3-3.
Players of the match were Maggie Kay for Whalsay and Kristan Robertson for Burra.
Delting 4, Juniors 1
It was a nervous start for both teams as the rain clouds loomed over the pitch. Delting started off with the pass back and fought hard with just nine players on the pitch. They were rewarded with a goal two minutes in with Donna Murray connecting with a strike by Jillian Copland.
Juniors managed to get the ball in to attack Delting’s defence but could not manage to keep it up there with Brenda Leask driving in another goal following a deflection from Juniors keeper Megan Nicholson.
Juniors played well with linking play between Lara Kay, Debbie Sneddon and Lori Robertson on the left before Delting took their third goal of the half following a pass in from Kerry Burgess to Donna who scored with a swift hit to the bottom right corner of the goal.
The second half saw Juniors come back strong and determined. But a short corner to Delting saw Donna take her hat trick of the night with a stop from Jillian and a strike to the goal.
The Juniors weren’t rattled and they passed and defended well to keep the end of the game firmly in their favour. A short corner to Juniors saw Megan Hibbert take Juniors’ only goal of the match 27 minutes in with a well played deflection.
Players of the match were Clare Stout for Delting and Lorrie Robertson was the star performer for the Juniors.