Irishtown’s weekend of wins

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CHHA. Irishtown Hockey Club claimed three victories from three games during Circular Head Hockey Association Division Two and Three proceedings recently.

The Div Two side took on Tigers on Saturday, earning the scoreboard advantage in the first term as Donna House converted the opening goal in the dying minutes of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Tigers stormed out with strong intentions however as Irishtown’s Demi Littlejohn and Sam Johns took control of the midfield the side secured a second shot from the stick of Johns.

Tigers’ Irene Grey and Mel Haywood frustrated the Irishtown strikers in the third, preventing any conversions before the side sealed the game in the fourth with a goal from Stacey Jaeger.

On Monday, Robins quickly put pressure on Irishtown holding the ball in their possession for the first quarter.

Laura Carins converted for Robins, earning three votes in a well fought game, and gaining the advantage for her side.

Irishtown soon equalised the game before moving ahead as Johns slotted two slick, well timed balls into the net.

Robins had many passages of strong play but struggled to get through the defence of Georgie Finch and Judy Johns. However Robins didn’t make it easy for Irishtown to get the ball out of defence, setting up a solid press every time.

Abbie House, Sh’Kea Poke and Ashleigh Force provided Irishtown with strong movement in the forwardline as Robins’ Laura Korpershoek carved her way through the midfield to set her teammates up with attack.

Despite Robins fighting hard and pressuring Irishtown continually, the side claimed their second win of the round.

In Div Three games on Saturday, Irishtown and Mustangs met in a well contested match.

Paige Ferguson notched an Irishtown goal late in the first half to set up strong play in the second half.

Mustangs retaliated in the third as Ella House provided drive in the midfield and into attack for the score. Irishtown secured the winning goal late in the game as Gabby Spinks set the shot.

In the other Div Three game, Tigers secured an uncontested seven goal victory over Robins where Frances Archer earned a hat trick alongside Sarah Kay, Gina Jackson, Karlette Perry and Veronica Dodd.

In the next round of the Circular Head Hockey Association season, Mustangs and Tigers will play in Div Three this Saturday (July 21). On Monday (July 23), Robins and Tigers will play a Div Two game at 6.30pm followed by Div Three’s Robins and Irishtown at 8pm.

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