2014 - Round 9 Review, Results and Ladders

Round 9

Friday 20 June and Saturday 21 June 2014

At Dimboola Health and Fitness Centre



Hockey hits half way mark

At the half way mark in the Wimmera Hockey Association competition dominant teams have set their agendas although there is still time in the season for the ladder orders to change significantly depending on how teams line up in the next several rounds.  At the half way mark of round 9 in each division the top three teams defeated the bottom three teams which seems to have become a pattern.  Round 9 Friday night games at the Dimboola Health and Fitness Centre were the first to benefit from the new electronic scoreboard which the Dimboola Hockey Club won as part of a facebook photo competition at the start of the year.  The bright shining electronic scoreboard clearly visible across the field makes an exciting feature for the hockey showing team names, the scores and the time counting down.


In the early game on Saturday Dimboola Kookaburras attacked early gaining a short corner in the first two minutes but Nhill Leopards picked up the attack and put the pressure on for the half scoring twice despite Kookaburras defending well.  Leopards were passing well and sharing the ball around and scored four more in the second half.  To their credit Kookaburras never gave up and scored into the last 22 seconds of play through Lachlan Schultz to gain one back for a 6-1 finish.  Danny Moore and Schultz stood out for Kookaburras, while defenders Victoria Janetzki and Lachie Wilde were tops for Leopards.

Kaniva Raiders played with no goalie and only just fielded a team but strong play from the more senior boys and young players manning their posts well saw them win 13-0 over the younger Horsham Bombers.  Great defending by full backs Ashleigh Fogarty and Kiah Zietsman clearing the ball well and half back Mikayla Farmers pushing the ball forward kept the Bombers moving.  The young Bombers had some attack and were within inches of a goal only to be stopped almost on the line by Lachlan Clark who put in a top game for Raiders.  Lachie Mills scored five goals.

Yanac Warriors keep a good goal difference lead on the ladder ahead of Raiders who are equal with them on points following a 17-0 win over Dimboola Kangaroos.  Todd Alexander led the way providing options and scored a goal himself.  Jaidyn Honeyman who is usually a defender scored four times.  Liam Moore and Rebekah Albrecht played well for Kangaroos on the field while goalie Elisha Russell-Haby worked hard to save more goals.

Warrack Revengers in the middle order of the junior ladder pick up two points from the bye.


Dimboola Women played a strong game against Warrack Women with a solid 4-0 win on Friday night.  Warrack held them to one goal in the first half but Dimboola got stronger and scored more in the second half.  Young Jemma Schultz scored twice from her wing.  Elizabeth Klinge was a strong centre half back for Dimboola also scoring a goal, while half back Alana Argent was strong for Warrack.  This game was the first to have the scoreboard in use and it certainly lights up well under lights at night-time.

Yanac Women remain undefeated despite playing a close contest with Nhill Thunderbirds on Saturday with most of the play happening at the top of both circles.  Both defences were holding strong not allowing many scoring opportunities.  A goal scored by Jill Kube in a tight tussle in the second half gave Yanac the 1-0 win.  Centre half back Erin Alexander put in another top performance for Yanac while Emma Janetzki also at centre half back was tops for Thunderbirds.

Kaniva Women kept Horsham Highlanders to one goal each half and had several scoring opportunities themselves with centre forward Rachel Clark making way through the centre with plenty of support from inners and half backs.  Launa Schilling and Lucy O’Connor on the half back led the way for Highlanders passing well and putting pressure on Kaniva defenders who held up well including Nyree Hutchins at centre half back pushing forwards.  Highlanders scored their second goal in the last few minutes of play to win 2-0.


Dimboola Men were unlucky to not score during their home turf match on Friday night against Warrack Hoops.  Centre half back Tim Jorgensen was fast on the turf creating many forward plays together with brother Nathan Jorgensen at centre forward.  Hoops were slightly stronger in attack and were one-up at half time.  Darius Cosgrave scored a second goal in the second half while Paul Slater scored from a one-on-one contest with the goalie.  Play picked up speed and skill with both teams firing up and defence was good on both sides.  Attack came at both ends but Hoops showed finesse in their finishing to be able to score, winning 3-0.  Ethan Schilling was a strong contributor for Hoops while Tim Jorgensen put in another best on ground performance for Dimboola.

Yanac Tigers played another strong team game and scored five times in the first half against Nhill Rangers.  Rangers’ full back Mont Miller put in a strong performance earning best on ground rights and together with half backs Grady Janetzki and Tim Braendler was instrumental in holding the Tigers scoreless in the second half.  Nathan Alexander earned best on ground for another top performance at centre half back for Tigers also scoring the first two goals in the 5-0 win.  Tigers remain undefeated.  Special mention to the well-trained junior female goalie Brittany Keam who did well for the Tigers in her debut open match, having already played for the Yanac Warriors and Yanac Women that day.

Kaniva Cobras keep in touch with a top two spot on the open ladder only behind second placed Hoops on goal difference still following a 3-0 win against Horsham Hurricanes.  Right half back Braden Clark with a goal was tops for Cobras while centre half back David Jochinke was tops for Hurricanes.

- Rachel Clark, WHA Records Secretary 2014




Friday 20 June 2014


Dimboola Women 4 def Warrack Women 0

Goals: Dimboola Women, Jemma Schultz 2, Elizabeth Klinge 1, Adina King 1.

Umpire votes: Dimboola Women, Elizabeth Klinge 3, Brooke Nuske 2, Cara Hadzig 1, Jennifer Klinge 1; Warrack Women, Alana Argent 3, Donna Robinson 2, Kelly O’Brien 1.



Warrack Hoops 3 def Dimboola Men 0

Goals: Hoops, Darius Cosgrave 2, Paul Slater 1.

Umpire votes: Hoops, Ethan Schilling 3, Jordan Williamson 2, Darius Cosgrave 1; Dimboola Men, Tim Jorgensen 3, Nathan Jorgensen 2, Zack Slater-Collard 1, Lachlan Schultz 1.


Saturday 21 June 2014


Kaniva Raiders 13 def Horsham Bombers 0

Goals: Raiders, Lachie Mills 5, Lachlan Clark 2, Liliana Goodwin 2, Jemima Bothe 1, Kylan Hendy 1, Cally Shurdington 1, Duncan Shalders 1.

Umpire votes: Raiders, Lachlan Clark 3, Jayden Hendy 2, Luke Shalders 1; Bombers, Ashleigh Fogarty 3, Mikayla Farmers 2, Kiah Zietsman 1.


Nhill Leopards 6 def Dimboola Kookaburras 1

Goals: Leopards, Sharma Delaney 2, Blake Miller 2, Victoria Janetzki 1, Ellie Murden 1; Kookaburras, Lachlan Schultz 1.

Umpire votes: Leopards, Victoria Janetzki 3, Lachie Wilde 2, Dakarai Delaney 1, Jason Reichelt 1; Kookaburras, Danny Moore 3, Lachlan Schultz 2, Tristan Rayes 1, Jessica Revell 1.


Yanac Warriors 17 def Dimboola Kangaroos 0

Goals: Warriors, Jaidyn Honeyman 4, Zachary Dorrington 3, Alex Magrath 2, Seth Croot 2, Kaitlyn Miller 2, Sophie Pipkorn 1, Todd Alexander 1, Shanaye Alexander 1, Tempany Croot 1.

Umpire votes: Warriors, Todd Alexander 3, Kaitlyn Miller 2, Zachary Dorrington 1; Kangaroos, Liam Moore 3, Rebekah Albrecht 2, Elisha Russell-Haby 1.


Bye: Warrack Revengers



Yanac Women 1 def Nhill Thunderbirds 0

Goals: Yanac Women, Jill Kube 1.

Umpire votes: Yanac Women, Erin Alexander 3, Louise Bone 2, Anne Blackwood 1, Caitlyn Smith 1; Thunderbirds, Emma Janetzki 3, Leah Hawker 2, Wendy Crowhurst 1, Stephanie Daly 1.


Horsham Highlanders 2 def Kaniva Women 0

Goals: Highlanders, Danica Turvey 1, Mia Guest 1.

Umpire votes: Highlanders, Launa Schilling 3, Lucy O’Connor 2, Elly O’Connor 1, Mikaela Turvey 1; Kaniva Women, Rachel Clark 3, Nyree Hutchins 2, Nakita Jewell 1, Jessica Eadon 1.



Yanac Tigers 5 def Nhill Rangers 0

Goals: Tigers, Nathan Alexander 2, Kim Croot 1, Simon Farmers 1, Samuel Dorrington 1.

Umpire votes: Tigers, Nathan Alexander 3, Bradley Alexander 2, Simon Farmers 1; Rangers, Mont Miller 3, Grady Janetzki 2, Tim Braendler 1.


Kaniva Cobras 3 def Horsham Hurricanes 0

Goals: Cobras, Braden Clark 1, Brett Jewell 1, Lachlan Clark 1.

Umpire votes: Cobras, Braden Clark 3, Clint Beattie 2, Brett Jewell 1, Jordan Clark 1; Hurricanes, David Jochinke 3, Michael Clark 2, Stuart Hoffman 1.



- after Round 9


JUNIORSPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Warriors 30 67 2333%
  Kaniva Raiders 30 49 508%
  Nhill Leopards 22 15 225%
  Warrack Revengers 20 8 173%
  Horsham Bombers 12 -31 23%
  Dimboola Kookaburras 8 -42 13%
  Dimboola Kangaroos  4 -66 3%


WOMENPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Women 32 20 500%
  Dimboola Women 30 19 273%
  Horsham Highlanders 22 10 153%
  Nhill Thunderbirds 16 15 215%
  Warrack Women 6 -25 22%
  Kaniva Women 2 -39 15%


OPENPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Tigers 32 37 3800%
  Warrack Hoops 28 22 283%
  Kaniva Cobras 28 11 210%
  Dimboola Men 8 -16 43%
  Nhill Rangers 6 -22 12%
  Horsham Hurricanes 6 -32 14%