Allsorts “Phelan” good

VANESSA Phelan had a day out to remember at the Bernie Regan Hockey Complex scoring five goals in the Allsorts Green win over St Georges Basin Red in the Shoalhaven Hockey women’s competition. 

Allsorts Green was too strong for St Georges Basin Red, coming out on top 8–nil. Vanessa Phelan was on the spot in attack to finish off five goals in what is a rare feat. 

Peta Brooks was the standout player for Allsorts with strong support from Jacqui Fraser and Kirsty Clement. 

Basin rookie Taylor Matheson-Gee showed she is a bright prospect for the future, well supported by Jessica Muir and the evergreen Danielle Dolby.

St Georges Basin White were too good for Shoalhaven Heads Maroon, coming out winners 4-1. 

Basin’s goals were scored by Ashley Williams, Jessica Muir, Danielle Dolby and Kellie McIlwain, with Heads goal being finished off by Brooke Nellestein. 

Best on ground for Basin was Kate Stein, with Alisha Duncan and Sharna McIlwain both providing good support. 

Tracey Casinelli tried hard setting up Heads attack, with Cass Forman and Erin Pavitt also working tirelessly.

Kangaroo Valley’s junior team took charge in their game against Allsorts in the first game of an action-packed day for the competition.

The young Allsorts team never gave up in their search for goals, however the more experienced Valley outfit found the back of the net on eight occasions. Their goals were scored by Fergus Priest (2), James Hayes (2), Joe Cuttler, Sarah Hamilton, Sophie Jones and Ethan Fletcher. 

Cara Havpt, Brendan Lloyd and Kaihla Oxman were prominent for Allsorts. 

The second junior game was the top of the table clash between first-placed Bluejays and second-placed St Georges Basin.  

The experience of Callum Mackay, ably supported by Daniel Ball and Scott Crisafi, was the difference, with Bluejays knowing how to finish of their attacking forays. 

The Basin team played well as a unit but just lacked that penetration in the attacking circle to find the back of the net. 

Callum Mackay and Daniel Ball were the goal scorers for Bluejays. 

Liam Dooley and Candice Phillips-Hands played strongly for Basin.

The first men’s game saw St Georges Basin up against Kangaroo Valley. 

In a repeat of the first round clash, Valley were always in control but kept honest by the new look Basin outfit to come out on top 4-1. 

The new look Basin outfit is starting to get their combinations working in positive signs for the club. 

Will McConnell was the best for Kangaroo Valley with good support from Tom Jennings and Mitch Wilson. 

Michael Jarrett had his best game for the season for Basin, with Scott Gee having another strong game in goals and Tom Dolby working hard in the midfield.

Shoalhaven Heads got off to a flying start in their game with Burrawang skipping to lead in the first few minutes with a goal to Jordan Butfield. 

Burrawang hit back strongly to go to a 4-1 lead with goals to Jessie Mauger (3) and Ryan Hill. 

However Heads never give up and they fought their way back with goals to Josh Power and Aaron Smith to make for a nail biting finish. 

Burrawang showed why they are competition front runners by hanging on to take the competition points.

In the final game for the day Allsorts were out to avenge their loss of points from their first round clash with Bluejays.

But it was not to be, with Bluejays benefiting from the inclusion of Alex Mackay in their team. 

Mackay scored three goals, with Chris Thurbon (2), Andrew Pullen (2) and Dennis Smart also scoring, while for Allsorts, Michael Lees scored two goals.

Shoalhaven Hockey’s Hookin2Hockey program continues for primary school age children who want to give hockey a try. 

Come along to the Bernie Regan Hockey Complex on Thursdays from 5.15pm to 6.30pm and join in the fun under lights. 

For more information email president@shoalhavenhockey.org.au.

NAIL BITING: There was plenty of action in the goalmouth in the junior St Georges Basin and Bluejays match. Photo’s: ROB CRAWFORD

NAIL BITING: There was plenty of action in the goalmouth in the junior St Georges Basin and Bluejays match. Photo’s: ROB CRAWFORD

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