Trio make it into indoor hockey knockout semi-finals
Reckless, Frankies Saturday Night Takeaway and LBC New Revolution all progressed to the semi-finals of indoor hockey’s George Robertson Knockout Cup. In the super league Filsket and Frankies battled out a 4-4 draw although the latter had already been awarded the points.
George Robertson Knockout Cup
Zetland 0, Frankies SNTA 8
Frankies started strongly, scoring two goals within the first five minutes, and Zetland struggled to keep up with the pace.
Frankies’ Donald Wilmore, Ben Fulton and Shaun Manson worked well together stringing some beautiful passes with each other, creating good play to work their way up the court and put the Zetland defence of Lara Jamieson and Wilma Sim under tremendous pressure.
Unfortunately for Zetland the work rate of the Frankies boys proved to be too much for them to handle resulting in another four goals before half time.
At the start of the second half Zetland dug deep with new boy Thomas Marshall creating chances alongside Megan Grant and Indiya Bradley who began to cause problems within the Frankies half. Bradley produced some good through balls but good defensive work from Gayle Johnson and Debbie Sneddon kept the Zetland attack away from keeper Karen Jarvie. She also made some crucial saves, making sure Zetland didn’t hear the wonderful sound of the back board.
Fulton went on to score a further two goals to make it 8-0 at the end. Scorers were Fulton (4), Wilmore (2), Jade Wilson and Shaun Manson.
Players of the match were Frankies’ Ben Fulton and Zetland’s Thomas Marshall for his incredible work rate throughout.
LBC New Rev 5, Filsket 0
New Rev and Filsket met each other in the first round of the cup and while there were blizzard conditions outside, inside New Rev served up a storm as they rushed into an early lead with a goal from Emma Gray.
The pressure was kept up by New Rev, with Kevin Gifford and Peter Sharp at the back spreading the ball around the court making the Filsket team work hard to win the ball back. Scott Jeromson, Victoria Duthie and Gareth Robertson did try and turn their hard work into chances at the other end but it wasn’t happening.
New Rev scored again with a well-worked short corner with Kristan Robertson finishing in style at the near post.
Filsket goalie Jordan Wiseman was pulling off some great saves to keep the score down but New Rev were able to pounce once more before the break with a fine goal from Gifford, driving in from the right and scoring from a tight angle.
The second half saw Filsket’s new player Mark McNaughton start playing some nice long passes from the back from which Scott Jeromson had another chance to score, but Sarah Couper in the New Rev goal was there to pull off a great save.
New Rev stepped up the tempo again and from a string of short corners, Peter Sharp stepped up and was able to dispatch a shot past the out running defence and goalie. Soon after Stacey Laurenson was able to complete the scoring with a lovely flick past the unlucky goalie Jordan Wiseman.
Players of the match were Kristan Robertson who was involved in most of the goals for the New Rev, and Victoria Duthie of Filsket who never stopped working to try and get her team back in the game.
Reckless v Deltmavine
Reckless progressed to the semi-finals after Deltmavine were unable to field a team.
Indoor Super League
Filsket 4, Frankies SNTA 4
This was Filsket’s final game of the season which saw them take on Frankies. With players missing it was decided that the game would be played but Frankies were awarded the points due to Filsket playing with four boys on court at one time.
Frankies started off the game applying pressure into Filsket’s half. Shaun Manson and Ben Fullerton linked well up the court but new Filsket players Mark McNaughton and Scott Jeromson were on form in defence, keeping all of the attack away from the goalie.
Frankies took the lead when Debbie Sneddon dribbled into Filsket’s circle where her shot deflected off a defender, making it impossible for the Filsket goalie to save. The lead was not for long, however, as Victoria Duthie picked up a loose ball from a hit out where she struck the back of the Frankies goal.
In the second half Debbie Smith of Filsket took a shot on goal where Jeromson picked up the rebound, putting his team in the lead.
Pressure from Josie Jamieson in defence saw Frankies being awarded a short corner. Jamieson received the pass and a flicked ball hit the back net. Keepers Jordan Wiseman for Filsket and Karen Jarvie for Frankies made numerous saves during the game, keeping the game at a lower score. Good passing between Gareth Robertson and Scott Jeromson saw him score a second goal, shortly followed by one from Shaun Manson.
In the last few minutes Ben Fullerton picked up a great pass into Filsket’s circle where he struck the ball into the left hand corner. Filsket did not give up and saw their work paid off when McNaughton equalised, making it 4-4 at full time.
Players of the match were Scott Jeromson for Filsket and Debbie Sneddon for Frankies.