Robins hold Tigers scoreless

In icy conditions, Robins and Tigers took to the turf between hailstorms during Circular Head Hockey Association Division Two proceedings on Saturday. Tigers’ Mel Haywood worked tirelessly on the back line while Robins’ Fran Cooke provided a strong centre outlet in the nil-all game. Pictures: Ashleigh Force.

CHHA. Rain, hail nor shine could dampen the spirits of Circular Head Hockey Association players on Saturday as the women braved the elements during round 16.

Meeting for the ultimate contest before the finals series, Tigers and Robins took to the field for a highly anticipated game.

The defence of either side worked overtime to repel advancing attacks, with Tigers’ Mel Haywood and Robins’ Mel Porteus each earning three votes.

Unable to secure control of the game, the ball ricocheted around the field finding itself in both attacking circles numerous times however was not converted.

Tigers’ Jessie Ollington, Karlette Perry and Gina Jackson controlled the midfield working to feed the ball forward whilst Robins’ Connie Perry, Julia Gale and Lydia Brown attempted to do the same.

The scoreboard remained untouched at half time, taunting both teams and igniting a renewed determination.

Robins’ Elyse Poke continued her consistent season’s form, skilfully working the ball forward while Lara Porteus-Smith and Caicie Keogh stretched their legs on many occasions.

Tigers’ Irene Grey had a strong presence in the forward line however was unable to work the game to her side’s advantage.

As time wound down, the scoreboard remained unchanged and third-placed Robins held the ladder leaders to a 0-0 draw.

Irishtown encountered Mustangs in the second Division Two contest of the weekend.

Starting slowly in frosty conditions the score remained 0-0 at half time, however Irishtown kicked into gear after the break with Sam Johns slotting in the first goal to break the ice.

Donna House followed with two goals of her own before Paige Ferguson finalised the scores to see Irishtown finish four goals ahead of a scoreless Mustangs outfit at full time.

In Div Three action, Irishtown again scored four goals with no response from Robins, while Tigers hauled eight uncontested goals against Mustangs.

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