BEN McDonald netted three goals in St Georges Basin’s 8-1 win over the young Allsorts junior team in the Shoalhaven Hockey Competition on Saturday.
Ben was supported by Matthew Brett, Tristan Roberts and Liam Dooley.
Allsorts, although short in numbers, had to work extra hard with midfielder Lucia Edwards, Brendon Lloyd and Cara Haupt all playing well.
Lucia eventually put the ball in net for Allsorts’ only goal.
Basin continued to combine great passing which led to goals being scored by Matthew Brett (2), Liam Dooley (1), Tristan Roberts (2) and Ben McDonald (3).
Bluejays juniors were happy to see the return of Callum McKay, who netted his side’s two goals to defeat Kangaroo Valley 2-nil.
Callum was supported by Lauren Richards, Kye Jones, Henry Pabis and Alastair Urquhart.
Kangaroo Valley played well but could not convert their opportunities.
Allsorts Orange defeated Basin Red 6–1 in the first round of women’s games.
The combination of Mel Boundy, Bianca Smith, Christina Yu and Merinda Backer set a solid midfield.
Forwards Rachel Frew, Cassie English, TJ Newton, Sarah Wakeford and Lauren Duncan were able to quickly attack the Basin defence.
Sharna McIlwain, Nadine Longbottom and Kirsty Ashby stopped many Allsorts attacking runs.
Great build up by Basin’s Kim Kenny, Kirsty Richards and finished by Danielle Dolby, scored Basin’s only goal.
Scores for Allsorts were Lauren Duncan (2), Mel Boundy (1), TJ Newton (1), Sarah Wakeford (1) and Rachel Frew (1).
Basin White’s Wendy Williams, Kate Steh, Jess Muir, Ashley Williams and Alisha Duncan could not hold out Allsorts Green’s attack, going down 2-1.
In an evenly contested match, Green’s Peta Brookes and Eleanor Dodd were able to score one goal each and enable Green to keep in front.
Basin’s Kelie McIlwain combined well with Erin Matheson, Karen Carter and Sharon Walers.
The Basin attack continually pressured the Allsorts defence.
Both teams played hard and fast.
Shoalhaven Heads’ women’s teams came up against each other in Saturday’s round.
Maroon ran out winners 4-nil.
Goal scores were Erin Pavitt (1), Kirsten Throne (1), Mellisa Schultz (1) and Cassie Forman (1).
Best players for the Blue were Kirsten Throne, Tracey Casinelli and Erin Pavitt, while Anne Boatswain, Ros Butfield and Nat Waters were standouts for the Maroon.
In the men’s competition Burrawang and Kangaroo Valley finished in a 3-all draw.
Burrawang were able to control the ball and build up play through Blake Hill, Nathan Robards and Jack Donavan.
This set Sam Bromfield up for a hat-trick.
Kangaroo Valley’s strong defence and powerful attack saw Alexz Crawford pick up one goal and Nick Simmons twice found the net.
Allsorts men avenged their loss on Tuesday night with a 10–nil win over St Georges Basin.
Allsorts’ strength out-powered the Basin’s younger players.
Myles Burke picked up four goals, Aaron Lloyd (3), Shaun Wheeler (2) and Matt Lees (1).
The Basin’s Mick Dolby showed skill and determination.
He was backed up by Thomas Dolby, Corey Walton, Glen Jarvis and Liam Dooley.