Fielding passion, intensity

CHHA. Division Two teams Tigers and Robins battled a fiercely contested game in the Circular Head Hockey Association on Saturday.

Robins began the game with purpose and intensity, transferring the ball across the field with accuracy to result in a penalty corner. Leah House converted the goal to gain the advantage.

Increasing in momentum, Robins continued to push forward as Tigers scrambled in defence.

Tigers began to absorb the offence to throw play into the midfield and attack, levelling the score.

The game continued goal for goal before half time when Tigers held a tight one goal advantage, 3-2.

Tigers took to the second half with a fierce determination resonating through the side, converting three times with Mel Haywood, Irene Grey, Gina Jackson, Karlette Perry, Melissa Poke and Camilla Woolley claiming the six scores.

Robins added one last goal in the second half, through Jess Wylie and Elyse Poke, to finish the game 6-3 in favour of Tigers.

In Division Three games on Monday, Tigers played a strong offensive game against Irishtown where Sarah Kay and Melissa Dodd both claimed a hat trick. Stacey Champion-Williams and Keeley Hinds also earned scores in the eight goal haul.

In a final attempt, Irishtown’s Paige Ferguson secured a goal for the side in the last two minutes of the game.

An evenly matched affair in the second game, Robins gained the upperhand over Mustangs despite tight defence to win 2-0.

In the next round of the Circular Head Hockey Association, Division Two teams Irishtown and Tigers will meet this Saturday (July 7) from 11am while Division Three takes a break with the bye.

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