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Underdogs get up in Wimmera hockey upsets

Yanac Tiger Josh Cramer

Yanac Tiger Josh Cramer

Victories by bottom teams in open and women’s divisions was the highlight of round nine of Wimmera Hockey Association’s winter competition.
With six rounds left there is time for both to challenge for a place in the finals.
All games were played in slow conditions on damp Yanac grounds where some teams adapted better, leading to some unexpected results.
In open competition, Nhill Rangers broke through for their first win for the season, defeating Dimboola Burras by a goal.
While they remain on the bottom of the ladder, the Rangers take on the team directly above them, Horsham Hurricanes, in the next round.
A goal by Blake Miller with only seven minutes of play remaining separated the teams.
Warrack Hoops’ run of poor form continued when they were unable to overcome a determined and more disciplined Kaniva Cobras. But the one-all score line allowed Hoops to remain two games ahead of Cobras on the ladder.
Hoops scored through Barry Schilling after only six minutes of play and it was Luke Shalders for Cobras who evened the scores 20 minutes later.
Yanac Tigers produced their usual polished game plan to easily overcome an enthusiastic Horsham Hurricanes by five goals to remain the only unbeaten team.
In women’s competition Kaniva continued its mid-season surge with a comfortable three-goal win over Warrack Women, courtesy of a hat-trick of goals by Julie Braisby.
Although the win failed to lift it from the bottom of the ladder, Kaniva is now on the same points as both fourth-placed Nhill Thunderbirds and Warrack.

For full story, see the June 29, 2016 edition of The Weekly Advertiser.

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