Tiger territory

Robins’ Brooke Walters looks to evade the outstretched stick of Mustangs’ Sally Eatts during the Division 2 match on Friday night. Picture: Bodey Dittloff.

CHHA. Two wins in two games has Tigers Hockey Club sitting pretty at the top of both division tables in the season’s early stages.

Consecutive 3-1 and 3-0 results over Mustangs and Irishtown respectively sets Tigers’ Div 2 side up for an intriguing clash with 2014 premiers Robins this weekend, while the club’s Div 3 team is in a similar position with 6-1 and 4-3 wins so far.

In Saturday’s Div 2 clash against Irishtown, Tigers came out strongly in the first half, showcasing new uniforms and pressuring their opposition’s defence relentlessly to be 2-0 up by half time.

Irishtown fought back late in the half and received a penalty stroke, but were unable to convert from the spot.

The second half saw Tigers keep the pressure on in adding another goal to the scoreboard, but Irishtown continued to press with some nice long-passing runs into their offensive circle.

Match officials described the clash as a “great spirited game” that was enjoyable to umpire.

On Friday night, Robins and Mustangs faced off in their Div 2 match under lights.

Both teams had good games and fought hard for the ball, but ultimately it was Robins that came out on top to take the match by three goals (3-0).

Robins’ Leah House and Brooke Walters had strong games and were key players for their team on the night, while Mustangs’ Nakore Popowski impressed in keeping the opposing team from attacking.

Mustangs goalkeeper Cheryl Eatts also had a good game and made some good saves throughout the match, keeping Robins from piling on more goals.

While Tigers took out their Div 3 match against Irishtown by a goal, Robins easily accounted for Mustangs by four goals (4-0).

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