Hockey’s hot shots

Mustangs’ Lily Nibbs was her side’s lone goal scorer in the 4-1 defeat where Sh’Kea Poke shone for Irishtown during Circular Head Hockey Association’s round 10 clash on Saturday. Picture: Jelena Potpara.

CHHA. Robins had Tigers on the back foot from the first whistle in Friday night’s Division Two Circular Head Hockey Association game.

Mel Porteus was the first to score in round 10 with a well worked field goal for Robins.

Tigers clawed one back through Melissa Poke and play see-sawed between defences for the remainder of the half.

The second half saw Tigers come out strong with Irene “Squirt” Grey scoring a direct shot off a penalty corner.

This fired Robins up, seeing them attack the ball strongly, with Lara Porteus eventually pouncing on a loose ball in the circle to deflect it in and level the score.

The game finished 2-2 with both teams leaving nothing in the tank.

On Saturday, Irishtown and Mustangs played an end to end game which saw Irishtown come out overall winners, 4-1.

Mustangs fought hard all day but the continual drive and play set up by Irishtown’s Donna Porteus saw four well-executed goals to one scored by Lily Nibbs of Mustangs.

Amanda House (two) and Sam Johns (two) were Irishtown’s goalscorers.

Mustangs’ Cheryl Eatts worked hard in the goals and was well supported by the always reliable Ara Popowski.

Irishtown were well supported by their young and upcoming players in J’Quai Horton and Paige Ferguson.

In Div 3, Irishtown defeated Robins (1-0) while Tigers beat Mustangs (6-0).

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