2014 - Round 7 - Review, Results and Ladders

Round 7

Friday 30 May and Saturday 31 May 2014

At Dimboola Health and Fitness Centre (hosted by Horsham Hockey Club)



Winter on its way

Much cooler conditions are setting in now for Wimmera Hockey Association’s winter competition.  Horsham Hockey Club hosted round seven at the Dimboola Health and Fitness Centre with Friday night senior games featuring again.


In the feature junior match played under the lights in the late 6.30pm game on Saturday, Dimboola junior teams Kookaburras and Kangaroos contested a good even game with the ball travelling up and back the full length of the field.  Relishing the opportunity under lights again on the turf Kangaroos looked stronger in attack with good passing and ball maneuvering but Kookaburras were the ones able to convert, taking a one goal lead at the break.  Kangaroos dominated with team play looking good with plenty of attack and wings ready on the posts several times but Kookaburras’ defense was too good.  Both teams used good passing and plays showing great skill.  Kookaburras had a few good runs and were able to convert twice more.  Zoe Pilmore scored an exciting goal for Kangaroos and was named best for her side.  Lachlan Schultz with three goals was best for Kookaburras.  Great camaraderie and sportsmanship was displayed between the clubmates as Kookaburras claimed their first win of the season, 3-1. 

Kaniva Raiders were playing well against Nhill Leopards and scored first through Lachie Mills doing a great run.  Leopards were matching it with skills and team work culminating in a good team goal to take the half time score to a level 1-1.  After the break Raiders scored three more times to Leopards’ one to take a hard fought win 4-2.   Luke Shalders was best for Raiders, while full back Dakarai Delaney defended well for Leopards.

Yanac Warriors created an even larger points buffer between the top two and the third and fourth on the ladder after winning a convincing 5-0 against Warrack Revengers.  Revengers held them to two goals in the first half but the score climbed, despite some good efforts by full backs Colin Taylor and Lachlan Klemm and goalie Zac Sanders.  Forward Todd Alexander was best for Warriors.

Horsham Bombers had the bye.


Friday night’s women’s match featured third placed Horsham Highlanders and fourth placed Nhill Thunderbirds with a 2-2 draw resulting.  Highlanders were two goals up at the break despite Thunderbirds having some fast breaks and shots on goal.  Nhill scored twice in the second half to force the draw.  Emma Janetzki at centre half back was best for Thunderbirds, while Ellie Morrow with an awesome stop on the defensive line backing up the goalie and also a goal of her own was best for Highlanders.

Warrack Women claimed their first win of the season defeating the Kaniva Women 3-1 on Saturday.  The match up of the two lower order teams saw each team with their share of the attack.  Kaniva had the early attack but Warrack scored three times before the break including two good deflections in front of goalie by Toni-Anne Woods.  Kaniva upped the tempo into the second half and scored with 10 minutes to go and from there had a barrage of attacks on Warrack including several short corners but just couldn’t convert again.  Centre half Alana Argent was best for Warrack, while Julie Braisby defended well for Kaniva.

Yanac Women retain a two-point buffer over Dimboola after the two top teams drew 1-1 on Saturday.  Jenny Smith scored Yanac’s goal in the first half which also puts her in a clear lead on the women’s goal scoring tally.  Dimboola scored early in the second half to force the draw.  Louise Bone was best for Yanac, while Elizabeth Klinge was best for Dimboola.


Horsham Hurricanes wore their new playing shirts for the first time in their Friday night encounter against Nhill Rangers.  The new shirts, still in club colours of black and red and white, together with the addition of a couple of key players in the side may have boosted their confidence and they claimed their first win for the season.  The win gets Horsham off the bottom of the ladder and although the two teams are now equal on points Rangers retain their top four spot, on goal difference.  Hurricanes scored once in each half for the 2-0 win.  Stuart Hoffman in goals was best for Hurricanes, while Tim Braendler was best for Rangers.

After a seven-goal loss to Tigers last round Hoops had their strong line up back this week and emphatically claimed back their top-two spot jumping just ahead of Kaniva Cobras after delivering them their first loss for the season, 6-1.  Hoops goalie Jordan Williamson was excellent in goals not allowing Cobras to break through except for one.  Hoops had several shots at goal in messy attack but Kaniva defence was strong.  Kaniva had some attack in the circle but were unable to convert; a brilliant attempt by Lee Marra went in but was sadly outside the circle when shot.  Some good goals with passing and clever play right in front of the goal line raised the tally for Hoops.  Three goals to Marcus Williamson puts him well ahead on the open goal scoring tally, as well as best honours for Saturday’s game.  Adam Wallis at full back this week defended well for Cobras.

Yanac Tigers are the only unbeaten open side, still boasting no goals against them after seven rounds following their contest with Dimboola Men.  Dimboola used a home turf advantage despite it not technically being a ‘home game’ to help keep Tigers to only four goals.  Individual scorers including goals by two juniors gave Tigers the 4-0 win.  Centre half backs were each named best: Nathan Alexander for Tigers and Tim Jorgensen for Dimboola.

- Rachel Clark, WHA Records Secretary 2014




Round 7

At Dimboola Health and Fitness Centre (hosted by Horsham Hockey Club)


Friday 30 May 2014


Nhill Thunderbirds 2 drew with Horsham Highlanders 2

Goals: Thunderbirds, Leah Hawker 1, Victoria Janetzki 1; Highlanders, Kiah Zietsman 1, Ellie Morrow 1.

Umpire votes: Thunderbirds, Emma Janetzki 3, Samantha Crowhurst 2, Jeanette McLeod 1, Wendy Crowhurst 1; Highlanders, Ellie Morrow 3, Mikaela Turvey 2, Lucy O’Connor 1, Launa Schilling 1.



Horsham Hurricanes 2 def Nhill Rangers 0

Goals: Hurricanes, Andrew Dorman 1, Adam Schweble 1.

Umpire votes: Hurricanes, Stuart Hoffman 3, Michael Clark 2, Andrew Dorman 1, Paul Mackereth 1; Rangers, Tim Braendler 3, Grady Janetzki 2, Alex Pipkorn 1.


Saturday 31 May 2014


Kaniva Raiders 4 def Nhill Leopards 2

Goals: Raiders, Kylan Hendy 2, Lachie Mills 1, Luke Shalders 1; Leopards, Lachie Wilde 1, Chloe Newcombe 1.

Umpire votes: Raiders, Luke Shalders 3, Duncan Shalders 2, Lachie Mills 1; Leopards, Dakarai Delaney 3, Chloe Newcombe 2, Lachie Wilde 1.


Yanac Warriors 5 def Warrack Revengers 0

Goals: Warriors, Joshua Magrath 2, Jaidyn Honeyman 1, Alex Magrath 1, Seth Croot 1.

Umpire votes: Warriors, Todd Alexander 3, Jaidyn Honeyman 2, Zachary Dorrington 1; Revengers, Colin Taylor 3, Zac Sanders 2, Lachlan Klemm 1, Jack Dean 1.


Dimboola Kookaburras 3 def Dimboola Kangaroos 1

Goals: Kookaburras, Lachlan Schultz 3; Kangaroos, Zoe Pilmore 1.

Umpire votes: Kookaburras, Lachlan Schultz 3, Jessica Revell 2, Ipdarn Trewin 1; Kangaroos, Zoe Pilmore 3, Kaylee Withers 2, Jacqueline Walker 1.


Bye: Horsham Bombers.



Warrack Women 3 def Kaniva Women 1

Goals: Warrack Women, Toni-Anne Woods 2, Alana Argent 1; Kaniva Women, Donna Meyer 1.

Umpire votes: Warrack Women, Alana Argent 3, Teagan Roche 2, Donna Robinson 1, Erin Slater 1; Kaniva Women, Julie Braisby 3, Rachel Clark 2, Nyree Hutchins 1, Lisa Stimson 1.


Yanac Women 1 drew with Dimboola Women 1

Goals: Yanac Women, Jenny Smith 1; Dimboola Women, Adina King 1.

Umpire votes: Yanac Women, Louise Bone 3, Anne Blackwood 2, Erin Alexander 1; Dimboola Women, Elizabeth Klinge 3, Kelly Smithyman 2, Ashlee Crowhurst 1.



Yanac Tigers 4 def Dimboola Men 0

Goals: Tigers, Kim Croot 1, Simon Farmers 1, Todd Alexander 1, Alex Magrath 1.

Umpire votes: Tigers, Nathan Alexander 3, Adam Clohesy 2, Simon Farmers 1; Dimboola Men, Tim Jorgensen 3, Brett Tischler 2, Craig Schultz 1.


Warrack Hoops 6 def Kaniva Cobras 1

Goals: Hoops, Marcus Williamson 3, Jarrod Knoop 1, Paul Slater 1, John O’Dwyer 1; Cobras, Chris White 1.

Umpire votes: Hoops, Marcus Williamson 3, William Hewitt 2, Jordan Williamson 1, Russell Brown 1; Cobras, Adam Wallis 3, Braden Clark 2, Mathew McDonald 1.



- after Round 7


JUNIORSPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Kaniva Raiders 26 45 1600%
  Yanac Warriors 22 41 1467%
  Nhill Leopards 14 7 164%
  Warrack Revengers 14 4 136%
  Horsham Bombers 12 -14 39%
  Dimboola Kookaburras 6 -37 12%
  Dimboola Kangaroos  4 -46 4%


WOMENPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Women 24 15 400%
  Dimboola Women 22 14 240%
  Horsham Highlanders 18 9 153%
  Nhill Thunderbirds 12 7 164%
  Warrack Women 6 -17 29%
  Kaniva Women 2 -28 18%


OPENPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Tigers 26 32 32000% - can't /0
  Warrack Hoops 22 19 273%
  Kaniva Cobras 20 6 160%
  Nhill Rangers 6 -15 17%
  Horsham Hurricanes 6 -25 17%
  Dimboola Men 4 -17 32%