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Wimmera hockey teams on the hunt for top position

IN ACTION: Dimboola Burras’ Beau Lovett and Hoops’ Ethan Schilling. Picture: Simon King

IN ACTION: Dimboola Burras’ Beau Lovett and Hoops’ Ethan Schilling. Picture: Simon King

Round three of Wimmera Hockey Association will be at Nhill’s Davis Park on Saturday, with top place on the ladder in two divisions up for grabs.
Yanac Tigers meet Warracknabeal Hoops at 2pm to play for supremacy in an open competition, and Nhill Leopards play Kaniva Raiders at 9am to establish early leadership in under-16s.
The Dimboola Roos will be determined to show they are still a force in the women’s division after a loss and a draw in their first two games, when they play the Horsham Jets at 11am.
The winner from the Horsham Blackhawks and Dimboola Kookaburras game in under-12s will have the opportunity to remain in touch with the Yanac Lowan Stars at the top of the ladder.
Last week’s matches were at Anzac Park, Warracknabeal, and while there were a couple of predictable results, two goals or less decided nine of the 12 games, highlighted by two drawn games in the women’s competition.
Warracknabeal is enjoying its best start to a season in years and remains undefeated in the women’s competition.
After starting the season with a win, the team followed up with a one-all draw against Dimboola Roos.
Dimboola took the lead early when Jemma Schultz scored at the 15-minute mark of the first half, but Warracknabeal replied 10 minutes later through Nakita Langman. An entertaining and even second half saw both teams demonstrate good passing and teamwork and despite both teams creating promising passages of play, neither was able to score again and the game ended in a draw.
Horsham Jets and Nhill Thunderbirds also played out a one-all draw.
Nhill scored against the flow with 25 minutes left in the first half to which the Jets replied early after the break.
Yanac maintained its place on the top of the ladder with a comfortable five-goal win over Kaniva, with Erin Alexander leading the way with two goals.
Although the Kaniva team is yet to register a win, it has shown enough to suggest it will play a significant role in shaping the season.
In open competition, Yanac Tigers and Warracknabeal Hoops registered comfortable victories over the Kaniva Cobras and the Dimboola Burras respectively.

For full story, see the April 27, 2016 edition of The Weekly Advertiser.

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