2014 - Round 13 Review, Results and Ladders

Round 13

Saturday 19 July 2014

At Yanac



Yanac club outdoes itself with pink day

Yanac Hockey Club members outdid themselves on Saturday when they hosted Wimmera Hockey Association round 13 incorporating a McGrath Foundation Pull On Your Socks campaign into the day while also hosting the nine matches.  Favourable weather helped a good show of support for the breastcancer awareness and fundraising campaign.

All three Yanac teams wore the McGrath Foundation official bright pink playing t-shirts and pink and black striped socks in support of the Pull On Your Socks campaign.  The club had a range of fundraising activities during the day including face painting, hair colour, a photo booth, pink themed cakes and slices, as well as pink coloured field lines, pink balloons and streamers to help celebrate the occasion.  An evening meal and variety concert at the Yanac Public Hall also helped raise funds for the cause.  The variety concert included entertainment by hockey club members, reminiscent of Yanac Flower Show Concert days.


Yanac Warriors had a solid win over Dimboola Kookaburras 11-0, spreading the goals around nine individual players.  Centre half back Todd Alexander with two goals was best for Warriors, while Lachlan Schultz was named best for Kookaburras.

Nhill Leopards and Horsham Bombers played an even match.  Bombers scored within the first 10 minutes but Leopards replied seconds later.  Bombers scored again later in the half and within a couple of minutes again Leopards replied.  After a half time score of two-all and Leopards having some shots at goal only to be deflected by good defence from Bombers, the game ended in a fitting 2-2 draw.  Dakarai Delaney was best for Leopards while Traiyth Leffler was best for Bombers.

Kaniva Raiders scored three goals by half time but good defence from Warrack Revengers stemmed the flow and made scoring even more difficult in the second half.  Raiders scored one more to win 4-0 after a hard-fought game.  Centre half back Lachie Mills was best for Raiders while full back Colin Taylor was named best for Revengers.

Dimboola Kangaroos pick up two points from the bye.


Nhill Thunderbirds claimed a win over Horsham Highlanders after a hard-fought match.  In a tight first half both teams moved the ball well with lots of attacking.  Highlanders were helped out this week by four Yanac juniors as well as the return of former captain Carmel McFarlane who was credited in the votes, also scoring a goal and was a boost to the side.  Thunderbirds scored late in the first half to lead at the break.  A very fast second half followed with Nhill running out the game well.  Both teams scored multiple goals with Nhill still in front 4-2.  Thunderbirds inner Stephanie Daly was named best, while half back Mikaela Turvey was best for Highlanders.  Lauren Bendall, amongst Nhill’s best, scored a hat-trick which gives her a narrow lead on the women’s goal scoring tally with 12.

In the lower order Kaniva Women and Warrack Women played an even match.  Both sides had their share of attack with neither able to convert.  Warrack used their right side well to take them into attack.  Kaniva were picking up the pace in the second half but were unable to score, with a 0-0 draw a fitting result after a tough match.  Rachel Clark was named best for Kaniva while Alana Argent was best for Warrack.

Top teams Yanac Women and Dimboola Women played an even game with both teams having plenty of opportunities to score.  Yanac’s Carmel Beattie capitalised putting her side in front scoring a quick goal with a minute to go in the first half.  In the second half Erin Alexander scored off a stroke and Beattie scored a second to give Yanac the 3-0 win.  Alexander was best for Yanac while Elizabeth Klinge was best for Dimboola.


Warrack Hoops and Kaniva Cobras are all but equal on the open ladder with only goal difference keeping Hoops in the top two and Cobras just out.  The teams are evenly matched and each scored in the first six minutes of the game, Cobras’ from a penalty stroke converted by Braden Clark.  Two-all at half time and a 3-3 draw was a fitting finish.  Clark scored a second goal from another stroke in the second half.  Consistent defender Hamish Wagenknecht at half back shone for Hoops while Cobras fast-footed goalie Matthew Wallis was named best for his team.

Yanac Tigers and Dimboola Men played an exciting match with a very close result.  Tigers had many short corners but could not convert.  Dimboola also enjoyed some scoring opportunities but could also not convert.  Hustle for the ball was intense in a greatly contested half, with no score by either team.  After another tightly contested half Nathan Alexander scored the lone goal for the game in the dying minutes to give Tigers the 1-0 win.  Bradley Alexander was best for Tigers while Nathan Jorgensen at centre half back was named best for Dimboola.  Dimboola’s attack was boosted by the help of an extra four female players filling in making a total of five female players including their regular goalie, in the absence of Tim and Basil Jorgensen.

In the lower order, Horsham Hurricanes enjoyed a big 5-0 win at the expense of Nhill Rangers which bumps Hurricanes off the bottom of the open ladder.  Hurricanes shared the goals around five different players, after scoring the first in the first two minutes of the game to get off to a flying start.  They scored twice in the first half and three more after the break.  Rangers defended strongly with several defenders featuring amongst the best.  Paul Mackereth shone at inner for Hurricanes, also scoring a goal, while Mont Miller was again the reliable full back for Rangers.

- Rachel Clark, WHA Records Secretary 2014




Yanac Warriors 11 def Dimboola Kookaburras 0

Goals: Warriors, Joshua Magrath 2, Todd Alexander 2, Jaidyn Honeyman 1, Joseph Morphett 1, Shanaye Alexander 1, Hannah Honeyman 1, Kaitlyn Miller 1, Sophie Pipkorn 1, Lewis Wheaton 1.

Umpire votes: Warriors, Todd Alexander 3, Shanaye Alexander 2, Lewis Wheaton 1; Kookaburras, Lachlan Schultz 3, Teo Haines 2, Charlie Bird 1.


Nhill Leopards 2 drew with Horsham Bombers 2

Goals: Leopards, Sharma Delaney 1, Ellie Murden 1; Bombers, Cade Dodson 1, Traiyth Leffler 1.

Umpire votes: Leopards, Dakarai Delaney 3, Ellie Murden 2, Blake Miller 1; Bombers, Traiyth Leffler 3, Mikayla Farmers 2, Stuart Hallett 1.


Kaniva Raiders 4 def Warrack Revengers 0

Goals: Raiders, Kylan Hendy 2, Luke Shalders 1, Adam Feder 1.

Umpire votes: Raiders, Lachie Mills 3, Duncan Shalders 2, Kylan Hendy 1; Revengers, Colin Taylor 3, Jack Dean 2, Oskar Bennett 1.


Bye: Dimboola Kangaroos



Nhill Thunderbirds 4 def Horsham Highlanders 2

Goals: Thunderbirds, Lauren Bendall 3, Leah Hawker 1; Highlanders, Mikaela Turvey 1, Carmel McFarlane 1.

Umpire votes: Thunderbirds, Stephanie Daly 3, Lauren Bendall 2, Jeanette McLeod 1; Highlanders, Mikaela Turvey 3, Lucy O’Connor 2, Rebecca Batchelor 1, Carmel McFarlane 1.


Kaniva Women 0 drew with Warrack Women 0

Goals: NA

Umpire votes: Kaniva Women, Rachel Clark 3, Nakita Jewell 2, Tina Stewart 1; Warrack Women, Alana Argent 3, Teagan Roche 2, Kelly O’Brien 1.


Yanac Women 3 def Dimboola Women 0

Goals: Yanac Women, Carmel Beattie 2, Erin Alexander 1.

Umpire votes: Yanac Women, Erin Alexander 3, Anne Blackwood 2, Caitlyn Smith 1; Dimboola Women, Elizabeth Klinge 3, Brooke Nuske 2, Ashlee Crowhurst 1.



Warrack Hoops 3 drew with Kaniva Cobras 3

Goals: Hoops, Ethan Schilling 2, Paul Slater 1; Cobras, Braden Clark 2, Tim Eastwood 1.

Umpire votes: Hoops, Hamish Wagenknecht 3, Paul Slater 2, Marcus Williamson 1; Cobras, Matthew Wallis 3, David Cole 2, Tim Eastwood 1.


Yanac Tigers 1 def Dimboola Men 0

Goals: Tigers, Nathan Alexander 1.

Umpire votes: Tigers, Bradley Alexander 3, Simon Farmers 2, Tom Cook 1; Dimboola Men, Nathan Jorgensen 3, Brett Tischler 2, Zack Slater-Collard 1.


Horsham Hurricanes 5 def Nhill Rangers 0

Goals: Hurricanes, Andrew Dorman 1, Paul Mackereth 1, Jarryd Bannan 1, James Terry 1, Daniel Pumpa 1.

Umpire votes: Hurricanes, Paul Mackereth 3, David Jochinke 2, Jarryd Bannan 1; Rangers, Mont Miller 3, Graeme Janetzki 2, Tim Braendler 1, Grady Janetzki 1.



- after Round 13


JUNIORSPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Warriors 44 91 1920%
  Kaniva Raiders 44 82 582%
  Warrack Revengers 32 16 189%
  Nhill Leopards 26 8 138%
  Horsham Bombers 22 -32 41%
  Dimboola Kookaburras 8 -73 12%
  Dimboola Kangaroos  6 -92 8%


WOMENPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Women 48 37 840%
  Dimboola Women 42 31 294%
  Nhill Thunderbirds 28 20 200%
  Horsham Highlanders 22 -15 67%
  Warrack Women 12 -26 30%
  Kaniva Women 4 -47 15%




Goal Difference

Goal Percentage

  Yanac Tigers 48 45 1000%
  Warrack Hoops 38 27 235%
  Kaniva Cobras 38 18 220%
  Dimboola Men 14 -12 61%
  Horsham Hurricanes 10 -39 24%
  Nhill Rangers 8 -39 7%