Robins’ family affair 

Four mothers played alongside their daughters in a special game for the Robins Hockey Club during Saturday’s Division Two game, they were (from left) Jandi Smith with daughters Chloe and Brooke, Mel Porteus with Lara, Jenny Poke with Elyse, and Annie Davies with Sasha. 

CHHA. Four mothers and their daughters played side by side in a special milestone game for Robins during Saturday’s Division Two clash against Irishtown.

Both Irishtown and Robins displayed quality ball movement and structure in a tight tussle for dominance throughout the round 12 encounter, however Irishtown held this control in the opening minutes as their midfield provided ample attacking opportunities for their strikers.

Against the run of play, Robins were able to grind the ball forward for Mel Porteus to convert onto the scoreboard. Minutes later Irishtown roused to bounce back and Emma Ling evened the scoreline, 1-1.

Following the break, Irishtown caught Robins off-guard to put a second goal on the board through Abbie Hite.

Elyse Poke worked hard in the midfield as she tried to spark a comeback for Robins but to no avail as Irishtown’s Donna Porteus surged into attack.

Irishtown’s third goal came from the stick of Ashleigh Force to put the game beyond a doubt and finishing at 3-1.

The second Div Two game was fought out between Mustangs and Tigers with the latter patiently waiting for an opportunity however were constantly thwarted by a strong Mustangs backline, led by Nakore Popowski.

Seizing opportunity, Tigers worked a penalty corner which was converted by Melissa Poke to see the score to 1-0 at half time.

Mustangs demonstrated renewed vigour in the second half, pressing Tigers’ defence however were unable to break through.

Poke converted Tigers’ second goal which was closely followed by a third from fullback Mel Haywood when she went for a run in the forward line to finish the game 3-0.

In Div Three action, Irishtown defeated Mustangs 7-1 and Tigers fought off Robins 3-2.

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