2014 - Round 6 Review, Results and Ladders


Round 6


Saturday 17 May 2014


At Davis Park, Nhill





Warm conditions at Nhill

Warm conditions may have affected some results in Wimmera Hockey Association’s round six at Davis Park, where Nhill and District Sporting Club – Hockey Division hosted the round’s nine matches.

Umpire sessions were well attended with Regional Umpire’s Coach Charlie Martin working with umpires, also conducting assessments during the day.


Kaniva Raiders had a solid win over Dimboola Kangaroos 15-0.  With goals shared around seven team members, Raiders have shown they are a very strong team across the field this year and continue to lead the junior ladder.  An undermanned Kangaroos, playing with only 10 players, did well to defend as well as they did against a strong side.  Kaylee Withers was a stand out for Kangaroos, providing some attack and defending well, while full back Amy Pilmore also provided good defence under pressure.  Lachie Mills was named best for Raiders, also with hat-trick of goals.

Warrack Revengers sneak into third spot ahead of Nhill Leopards on the junior ladder on percentage after a narrow win over them on Saturday.  Leopards had a few chances in the first half but Warrack defended well in a mostly even first half.  Jack Dean scored half way through the second half to give Revengers a 1-0 win.  Centre half back Dean was best for Revengers, while full back Dakarai Delaney was best for Leopards.

Horsham Bombers were two goals up at half time with Dimboola Kookaburras defending well.  Kookaburras got one back through Lachlan Schultz early in the second half to keep them in touch.  Traiyth Leffler scored a third goal half way through the second half to give Bombers the 3-1 win.  Leffler with a hat-trick was best for Bombers, while Schultz was best for Kookaburras.

Yanac Warriors had the bye.


The women’s ladder order remains the same after the three top teams each had wins on Saturday.

Horsham Highlanders were two goals up at the break after quick end to end play.  Kaniva Women looked fast on the field but Highlanders were working expertly as a team with precision passing.  Kaniva took Highlanders by surprise a minute into the second half scoring a goal, also securing another later in the half.  However, Highlanders scored through six different players showing breadth in attack, winning 7-2.  Robyn Creek was a great strength across the half back not letting anything through, named best for Highlanders.  Highlanders also had three O’Connor sisters officially playing senior hockey together for the first time, with younger sister Lucy amongst the best.  Lisa Stimson with a goal shone for Kaniva providing many leads in attack as well as helping defend.

Dimboola Women were quick off the mark scoring early.  Nhill Thunderbirds created some scoring opportunities with Stephanie Daly working hard in attack.  Dimboola scored again to take a two-goal lead at the break.  The second half was even, with Samantha Crowhurst making a good field run but unable to convert for Nhill, and the game finishing 2-0 in Dimboola’s favour.  Dimboola’s Cara Hadzig was named best as a reliable full back, with Crowhurst best for Nhill as an eager attacker.

Yanac Women worked hard for their 3-0 win over Warrack Women.  Yanac scored through Erin Alexander late in the first half after being stalled by a strong Warrack half back line led by Teagan Roche in the centre.  Jenny Smith scored early in the second half and Alexander scored again later.  Caitlyn Smith made her mark in the team putting in a strong performance at right half back, named best for Yanac.  Roche was named best for Warrack.


Yanac Tigers have made their mark on the open ladder now taking an outright lead on points after defiantly defeating the formerly second placed Warrack Hoops who now drop to third spot.  Hoops and Tigers have been neck and neck on the ladder for the first five rounds, now finally playing each other for the first time this season.  Tigers had a three-goal lead at the break.  They then stepped up and held Warrack out of attack in the second half, with the ball ‘sticking to Yanac’s sticks’.  Hoops had some fast breaks but were not effective enough to overcome strong performances from three Alexander brothers and a hat-trick from Adam Clohesy.  Centre half back Nathan Alexander was named best for Tigers in the 7-0 win.  Hoops’ Simon King earned best title for a strong performance at full back.  Tigers can still boast no goals scored against them after six rounds.

Kaniva Cobras sneak into second spot on the ladder after a 4-0 win over Horsham Hurricanes.  Cobras scored three in the first half.  Hurricanes had a chance to score from a penalty stroke in the second half but were unable to convert.  Braden Clark with two goals was best for Cobras, while David Jochinke was best for Hurricanes.

Nhill Rangers have celebrated their first win for the season after a close game with Dimboola Men, winning 1-0.  Dimboola were working well as a team having plenty of scoring opportunities.  Nhill were making fast plays with Alex Pipkorn leading from centre half back, but Dimboola defence was too strong, led by Tim Jorgensen also at centre half back.  Rangers scored ten minutes into the second half through Jacob Kingwill.  Play was even before Dimboola began to dominate in the last 15 minutes.  Mont Miller at full back was best for Rangers keeping Dimboola scoreless, while Jorgensen was best for Dimboola.  Rangers’ win also takes them into the open top four, edging Dimboola out.

- Rachel Clark, WHA Records Secretary 2014







Kaniva Raiders 15 def Dimboola Kangaroos 0


Goals: Raiders, Luke Shalders 4, Lachie Mills 3, Kylan Hendy 3, Jayden Hendy 2, Adam Feder 1, Cally Shurdington 1, Duncan Shalders 1.


Umpire votes: Raiders, Lachie Mills 3, Luke Shalders 2, Max Goodwin 1; Kangaroos, Kaylee Withers 3, Amy Pilmore 2, Hayden Withers 1.



Warrack Revengers 1 def Nhill Leopards 0


Goals: Revengers, Jack Dean 1.


Umpire votes: Revengers, Jack Dean 3, Colin Taylor 2, Oskar Bennett 1; Leopards, Dakarai Delaney 3, Emily Koop 2, Blake Miller 1.



Horsham Bombers 3 def Dimboola Kookaburras 1


Goals: Bombers, Traiyth Leffler 3; Kookaburras, Lachlan Schultz 1.


Umpire votes: Bombers, Traiyth Leffler 3, Mikayla Farmers 2, Kiah Zietsman 1; Kookaburras, Lachlan Schultz 3, Thomas Krelle 2, Danny Moore 1.



Bye: Yanac Warriors





Horsham Highlanders 7 def Kaniva Women 2


Goals: Highlanders, Suzanne Puls 2, Robyn Creek 1, Launa Schilling 1, Danica Turvey 1, Lucy O’Connor 1, Adelle Child 1; Kaniva Women, Rachel Clark 1, Lisa Stimson 1.


Umpire votes: Highlanders, Robyn Creek 3, Lucy O’Connor 2, Launa Schilling 1; Kaniva Women, Lisa Stimson 3, Nyree Hutchins 2, Rachel Clark 1.



Dimboola Women 2 def Nhill Thunderbirds 0


Goals: Dimboola Women, Elizabeth Klinge 1, Jemma Schultz 1.


Umpire votes: Dimboola Women, Cara Hadzig 3, Brooke Nuske 2, Elizabeth Klinge 1; Thunderbirds, Samantha Crowhurst 3, Emma Janetzki 2, Mary-Anne Lovera 1.



Yanac Women 3 def Warrack Women 0


Goals: Yanac Women, Erin Alexander 2, Jenny Smith 1.


Umpire votes: Yanac Women, Caitlyn Smith 3, Erin Alexander 2, Louise Bone 1; Warrack Women, Teagan Roche 3, Kelly O’Brien 2, Alana Argent 1.





Yanac Tigers 7 def Warrack Hoops 0


Goals: Tigers, Adam Clohesy 3, Bradley Alexander 2, Kim Croot 1, Jamie Harding 1.


Umpire votes: Tigers, Nathan Alexander 3, Adam Clohesy 2, Bradley Alexander 1, Todd Alexander 1; Hoops, Simon King 3, Paul Slater 2, Hamish Wagenknecht 1, Jarrod Knoop 1.



Kaniva Cobras 4 def Horsham Hurricanes 0


Goals: Cobras, Braden Clark 2, David Cole 1, Lachie Mills 1.


Umpire votes: Cobras, Braden Clark 3, Clint Beattie 2, Lachie Mills 1; Hurricanes, David Jochinke 3, Stuart Hoffman 2, Darren Schwarz 1.



Nhill Rangers 1 def Dimboola Men 0


Goals: Rangers, Jacob Kingwill 1.


Umpire votes: Rangers, Mont Miller 3, Alex Pipkorn 2, Grady Janetzki 1; Dimboola Men, Tim Jorgensen 3, Zack Slater-Collard 2, Basil Jorgensen 1.




- after Round 6


JUNIORSPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Kaniva Raiders 22 43 4400%
  Yanac Warriors 18 36 1300%
  Warrack Revengers 14 9 250%
  Nhill Leopards 14 9 229%
  Horsham Bombers 10 -14 39%
  Dimboola Kangaroos 4 -44 2%
  Dimboola Kookaburras  2 -39 5%


WOMENPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Women 22 15 475%
  Dimboola Women 20 14 256%
  Horsham Highlanders 16 9 160%
  Nhill Thunderbirds 10 7 178%
  Warrack Women 2 -19 17%
  Kaniva Women 2 -26 16%


OPENPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Tigers 22 28 28000% - can't /0
  Kaniva Cobras 20 11 375%
  Warrack Hoops 18 14 240%
  Nhill Rangers 6 -13 19%
  Dimboola Men 4 -13 38%
  Horsham Hurricanes 2 -27 10%