2014 - Round 5 Review, Results and Ladders

Round 5

Friday 9 May 2014


Saturday 10 May 2014

At Dimboola Health and Fitness Centre



Friday night games a first for Kaniva teams

Wimmera Hockey Association Friday night games featured Kaniva teams for the first time under lights at the Dimboola Health and Fitness Centre.  Round 5 saw several close results, and junior teams playing a late game for the first time.  Apart from a little bit of light rain on Friday night the conditions were mild and pleasant for players and spectators.


The match of the round was the Dimboola Kangaroos match versus Horsham Bombers who were the first two junior teams to get to play the 6.30pm match on Saturday at Dimboola.  The teams reveled in the experience of playing on the turf under lights with both teams showing an awesome display of skill, positioning and passing.  The game was very even and clean with teams making use of the whole field and all their players.  Young Jasper Croot scored his first junior hockey goal – and celebrated in style - to give the Bombers a one-goal lead at half time. The game see-sawed with good back up by each team.  The home side Kangaroos was boosted by some help from fill-in player Shanaye Alexander who scored in the second half, giving the team their first score on the board this season.  With animated sideline support and an atmosphere of excitement the game ended in a fitting result of a 1-1 draw.  Full backs, half backs and forwards for both teams scored in the votes department, a mark of the full-field use by both teams and great sporstmanship.  Half backs Mikayla Farmers for Bombers and Liam Moore for Kangaroos were named best for their great back up and placement of the ball.

Warrack Revengers had a solid 8-0 win over Kookaburras despite some good defending by goalie Daniel Danisch.  Charlie Bird was named best for Kookaburras giving them some drive through the mid-field.  Colin Taylor was best for Revengers, also scoring a goal.

Yanac Warriors attacked hard but were defended well by Nhill Leopards’ back line keeping them out.  There was no score until half way through the second half. Another two quick goals to Warriors in the last few minutes gave them a hard fought 3-0 win.  This also sneaks Warriors into second spot on the junior ladder.

Kaniva Raiders remain on top of the ladder with points from the bye.


Kaniva Women put up a good fight when they played their first Friday night game under lights.  The turf suits the Kaniva team well and they were full of confidence as they took on the highly ranked Dimboola Women.  Both teams passed well and used good positioning.  Dimboola scored first and Kaniva quickly replied.  Dimboola worked hard and scored a second before the break.  Kaniva leveled after half time but Dimboola made a break through and scored again to win a very close 3-2.   Centre half back Elizabeth Klinge directed Dimboola’s play well, while half back Christy Carter shone for Kaniva.

On the Saturday, Horsham Highlanders had a strong win over Warrack Women 6-0, with three from Lucy O’Connor.  Mikaela Turvey scored once and was named best for Horsham providing good attack.  Linley Arnold-Wardle was a strong centre half back for Warrack.

Yanac Women had a game on their hands with a fast Nhill Thunderbirds forwardline keeping them busy.  Nhill enjoyed a lot of attack but could not convert.  Towards the end of the half Yanac scored from a short corner after the ball was passed around, with Louise Bone getting it over the line.  It was a tight game with mid-field action, and an even second half.  A short corner that was played out after time was called saw Thunderbirds even the score through Lauren Bendall, giving them an exciting finish of a 1-1 draw.

Louise Bone was named best for Yanac, while Emma Janetzki was tops for Nhill.


Friday night saw a close and entertaining match between Friday night first-timers Kaniva Cobras and the home side Dimboola Men.  Dimboola Men enjoyed early attack and through a team effort scored to take a one-goal lead at half time.  Goalies at each end were playing great games stopping many shots.  Cobras leveled scores in the second half but left it to the last minute to score the winning goal to win 2-1 which made for an exciting finish.  Dimboola’s female goalie Ellie Woods excelled for her team blocking Cobras attacks, while centre half back Clint Beattie keep the pressure on through the mid-field for Cobras.

Nhill Rangers held Yanac Tigers to a one-goal lead at half time but Tigers gained more control in the second and scored through a further four separate scorers to win 5-0.  Adam Clohesy at inner was named best for Tigers, while dependable full back Mont Miller worked hard for Rangers.  The win sneaks Tigers into top spot on the open ladder by percentage.

Warrack Hoops scored four goals before Horsham Hurricanes capitalised on their share of the play and were able to get one back through Jarryd Bannan after a good team effort.  Hoops scored again to win 5-1 in a tough game.  Jarrod Knoop with two goals was best for Hoops, while goalie Stuart Hoffman deflecting shots well was best for Hurricanes.

- Rachel Clark, WHA Records Secretary 2014



Friday 9 May 2014


Dimboola Women 3 def Kaniva Women 2

Goals: Dimboola Women, Claire Breed 1, Adina King 1, Annabel Askin 1; Kaniva Women, Rachel Clark 1, Kiralee Wilde 1.

Umpire votes: Dimboola Women, Elizabeth Klinge 3, Annabel Askin 2, Claire Breed 1; Kaniva Women, Christy Carter 3, Jessica Eadon 2, Nyree Hutchins 1.



Kaniva Cobras 2 def Dimboola Men 1

Goals: Cobras, Jordan Clark 1, Brett Jewell 1; Dimboola Men, Basil Jorgensen 1.

Umpire votes: Cobras, Clint Beattie 3, Jordan Clark 2, Braden Clark 1, Lewis Bothe 1; Dimboola Men, Ellie Woods 3, Tim Jorgensen 2, James Keating 1, Jamie Guerin 1.


Saturday 10 May 2014


Dimboola Kangaroos 1 drew with Horsham Bombers 1

Goals: Kangaroos, Shanaye Alexander (borrowed) 1; Bombers, Jasper Croot 1.

Umpire votes: Kangaroos, Liam Moore 3, Hayden Withers 2, Zoe Pilmore 1, Teo Haines 1; Bombers, Mikayla Farmers 3, Nathan Sparke 2, Kiah Zietsman 1, Stuart Hallett 1.


Warrack Revengers 8 def Dimboola Kookaburras 0

Goals: Revengers, Jack Dean 3, Colin Taylor 1, Shannon Jeffery 1, Ben Williamson 1, Jasmine Bull 1, Oskar Bennett 1.

Umpire votes: Revengers, Colin Taylor 3, Oskar Bennett 2, Jack Dean 1; Kookaburras, Charlie Bird 3, Thomas Krelle 2, Daniel Danisch 1.


Yanac Warriors 3 def Nhill Leopards 0

Goals: Warriors, Seth Croot 2, Zachary Dorrington 1.

Umpire votes: Warriors, Todd Alexander 3, Shanaye Alexander 2, Zachary Dorrington 1, Kaitlyn Miller 1; Leopards, Victoria Janetzki 3, Lachie Wilde 2, Emily Koop 1, Ellie Murden 1.


Bye: Kaniva Raiders



Horsham Highlanders 6 def Warrack Women 0

Goals: Highlanders, Lucy O’Connor 3, Mikaela Turvey 1, Claire Barnett 1, Adelle Child 1.

Umpire votes: Highlanders, Mikaela Turvey 3, Launa Schilling 2, Lucy O’Connor 1, Danica Turvey 1; Warrack Women, Linley Arnold-Wardle 3, Alana Argent 2, Teagan Roche 1.


Yanac Women 1 drew with Nhill Thunderbirds 1

Goals: Yanac Women, Louise Bone 1; Thunderbirds, Lauren Bendall 1.

Umpire votes: Yanac Women, Louise Bone 3, Erin Alexander 2, Caitlyn Smith 1; Thunderbirds, Emma Janetzki 3, Stephanie Daly 2, Janelle Reichelt 1.



Yanac Tigers 5 def Nhill Rangers 0

Goals: Tigers, Kim Croot 1, Simon Farmers 1, Adam Clohesy 1, Jamie Harding 1, Michael Dart 1.

Umpire votes: Tigers, Adam Clohesy 3, Michael Dart 2, Nathan Alexander 1; Rangers, Mont Miller 3, David Reichelt 2, Trevor James 1.


Warrack Hoops 5 def Horsham Hurricanes 1

Goals: Hoops, Jarrod Knoop 2, Ethan Schilling 1, Marcus Williamson 1, Barry Schilling 1; Hurricanes, Jarryd Bannan 1.

Umpire votes: Hoops, Jarrod Knoop 3, Ethan Schilling 2, Alistair Croser 1; Hurricanes, Stuart Hoffman 3, Paul Mackereth 2, Tim Davey 1.


LADDERS - after Round 5


JUNIORSPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Kaniva Raiders 18 28 2900%
  Yanac Warriors 16 36 1300%
  Nhill Leopards 14 10 267%
  Warrack Revengers 10 8 233%
  Horsham Bombers 6 -16 27%
  Dimboola Kangaroos 4 -29 3%
  Dimboola Kookaburras  2 -37 3%


WOMENPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Women 18 12 400%
  Dimboola Women 16 12 233%
  Horsham Highlanders 12 4 131%
  Nhill Thunderbirds 10 9 229%
  Warrack Women 2 -16 20%
  Kaniva Women 2 -21 13%


OPENPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Tigers 18 21 21000% - can't /0
  Warrack Hoops 18 21 800%
  Kaniva Cobras 16 7 275%
  Dimboola Men 4 -12 40%
  Nhill Rangers 2 -14 13%
  Horsham Hurricanes 2 -23 12%