Esperance women’s competition heats up | PHOTOS

Esperance Hockey Association played out their round three games at the weekend, with both the competition and weather conditions heating up.

Condingup versus Furies

Condingup women’s team has proved to be a tough competitor this season, defeating Furies six to one. 

Within the first two minutes Condingup’s forward line presented a strong front, forcing short corner after short corner. 

Merle Leiper, Rachel McDonald and Leesa Hayward all claimed goals in the first half for Condingup, leaving Furies scoreless at halftime.

In the second half Furies fought back, with more play in their forward line.

Jacqui Tonkin slotted in Furies only goal for the match mid-way through the second half. 

Terri Herbert also scored in the second half, with Merle Leiper and Rachel McDonald both claiming another point for their team. 

Best players for Condingup were Terri Herbert, Rachel McDonald and Caitlin James. 

Best players for Furies were Amiee Macalpine, Monica Field and Kayla Tonkin. 

Stephaney Hewlett reaches for the ball. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Stephaney Hewlett reaches for the ball. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Mallee versus Bacchus 

Great even start to the game, with strong passages of play from both teams. 

Mallee players showcased great teamwork and control of the ball down the field. 

Bacchus’ young guns were able to hold off a strong push from Mallee’s forward line, forcing the ball back into their attacking end. 

Towards the end of the second half Mallee’s hard work was rewarded with a few short corners, but players couldn’t covert the opportunity into a goal. 

Mallee came out hard in the second half, however once again Bacchus’ defensive line held strong.  

Overall it was a good game from both teams, with the score after the final siren nil all. 

Megan Campbell fights off her opposition. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Megan Campbell fights off her opposition. Photo: Jake Meadley.

Other hockey news: 

Shane Knapp a Level three umpire who took the umpiring clinic last year will be down in Esperance this weekend for another hockey umpiring clinic which will satisfy the requirements for a Community or Level one.

The theory session will be run Friday, May 19 from 6.30 pm at the club rooms with the option to be assessed on the Saturday if you wish.

The association would encourage all players and umpires to attend as part of an information session.  

There will be an online theory that needs to be completed before if you are being assessed so please contact Linda Campbell either by email: linda@karingal.net.au or mobile: 0428756014.