2014 - Round 15 Review, Results and Ladders

Round 15

Saturday 2 August 2014

At Davis Park, Nhill



Slow fields at Nhill after lots of rain

A good drop of rain during the week and an early frost on Saturday morning made conditions a bit slippery and muddy on the lush grounds at Davis Park when Nhill hosted the nine Wimmera Hockey Association round 15 matches on Saturday.  There were no surprise results although unusually slow fields due to the wet may have contributed to some close matches.  Several teams were also short players and this allowed some juniors to contribute to their first senior matches.

Ladder orders remain the same in all three divisions for the second consecutive week.


The junior match of the round was played between the two top teams Yanac Warriors and Kaniva Raiders in a prelude to finals only a few weeks away.  Only goal difference had separated the two for the past few weeks with Warriors just in front, but a close 2-0 win gives them the clear lead on the ladder.  Warriors scored twice in the first half to go into the break with a lead.  Raiders were missing a few players due to illness and holidays but to their credit they played a strong team game and held a strong unit in the Warriors out in the second half.  One each to brother and sister combination of Todd and Shanaye Alexander gave Warriors the win. Zachary Dorrington at centre half back was named best for Warriors, while Lachie Mills at centre half back for Raiders was also named best.

Nhill Leopards played a strong team game sharing goals between five players but an undermanned Dimboola Kangaroos showed spirit using good defence cutting off a lot of play at the half back line.  Kangaroos had a good run through the centre in the second half with Hayden Withers weaving between several defenders to score a quality goal.  Leopards won 7-1.  Lachie Wilde at half back was best for Leopards while Hayden Withers was best for Kangaroos.

Warrack Revengers and Horsham Bombers played a good close contest with no score in the first half.  Revengers scored in the second half twice while Bombers kept at it and scored one back through Nathan Sparke.  Revengers won 2-1.  Colin Taylor and Jack Dean with a goal each were named best for Revengers, while centre forward Traiyth Leffler was best for Bombers.

Dimboola Kookaburras had the bye.


Horsham Highlanders and Kaniva Women played a close contest with Highlanders  still without three key players and utilised several juniors and both teams played without their usual goalies.  The contest was even with both teams making headway.  Highlanders were able to score through Emma Herschell from a classy deflection picked up off the goalie’s pads with seconds to go in the first half to give them the lead.  Kaniva fought hard and created several opportunities up forward, as did Highlanders.  Plenty of young legs in the Highlanders side allowed the side to push forward late into the match, keeping their lead to win 1-0.  Young Lucy O’Connor at centre half back was best for the victors, while Nyree Hutchins at centre half back was best for Kaniva.

Top team Yanac Women continue to dominate the women’s competition with a 3-1 win over the third placed Nhill Thunderbirds.  Yanac were three goals up at the break while Thunderbirds got one back in the second half.  Louise Bone at inner was named best for Yanac, also with two goals, while centre half back Emma Janetzki was best for Thunderbirds.

Second placed Dimboola Women asserted their authority also with a solid 6-0 win over Warrack Women.  Dimboola moved the ball quickly and were three goals up at half time.  Warrack were defending strongly and also had some quick runs down the side line.  With fast play and short passing Dimboola scored another three in the second half.  Warrack created several opportunities but were unable to convert.  Centre half back Elizabeth Klinge was best for Dimboola, while Linley Arnold-Wardle at inner shone for Warrack.


Warrack Hoops and Dimboola Men played a fast moving game with some rough play.  Three penalty strokes were called during the match and Dimboola was able to convert one of their two in the second half through Nathan Jorgensen.  Two goals each to young Royce Bennett and Barry Schilling gave Hoops the 4-1 win.  William Hewitt was best for Hoops while Nathan Jorgensen was best for Dimboola.

Kaniva Cobras played with five juniors and minus their captain which served Horsham Hurricanes well and they were able to keep Cobras scoreless going into the break.  The game was even with both teams creating forward opportunities.  A goal to Clint Beattie in the second half gave Cobras the 1-0 win.  Young Luke Shalders playing his first senior match for Cobras and young Traiyth Leffler playing his first senior match for Hurricanes each scored a vote.  Half back Adam Wallis was best for Cobras while full back David Jochinke was named best for Hurricanes.

Yanac Tigers continue to dominate in the open division following a solid 6-0 win over Nhill Rangers.  The Rangers defended well and kept Tigers scoreless until a late goal just before the break.  Tigers asserted their authority in the second half as Rangers ran out of legs, scoring a further five goals including a hat-trick to Kim Croot.  Half back Simon Farmers was best for the victors while dependable full back Mont Miller was again best for Rangers.

- Rachel Clark, WHA Records Secretary 2014




Yanac Warriors 2 def Kaniva Raiders 0

Goals: Warriors, Shanaye Alexander 1, Todd Alexander 1.

Umpire votes: Warriors, Zachary Dorrington 3, Todd Alexander 2, Jaidyn Honeyman 1; Raiders, Lachie Mills 3, Luke Shalders 2, Jemima Bothe 1.


Nhill Leopards 7 def Dimboola Kangaroos 1

Goals: Leopards, Sharma Delaney 2, Jason Reichelt 2, Victoria Janetzki 1, Ellie Murden 1, Blake Miller 1; Kangaroos, Hayden Withers 1.

Umpire votes: Leopards, Lachie Wilde 3, Chloe Newcombe 2, Dakarai Delaney 1; Kangaroos, Hayden Withers 3, Zoe Pilmore 2, Rebekah Albrecht 1.


Warrack Revengers 2 def Horsham Bombers 1

Goals: Revengers, Colin Taylor 1, Jack Dean 1; Bombers, Nathan Sparke 1.

Umpire votes: Revengers, Colin Taylor 3, Jack Dean 2, Oskar Bennett 1; Bombers, Traiyth Leffler 3, Kiah Zietsman 2, Stuart Hallett 1.


Bye: Dimboola Kookaburras



Horsham Highlanders 1 def Kaniva Women 0

Goals: Highlanders, Emma Herschell 1.

Umpire votes: Highlanders, Lucy O’Connor 3, Mikaela Turvey 2, Hannah Fredericks 1, Ashleigh Fogarty 1; Kaniva Women, Nyree Hutchins 3, Lisa Stimson 2, Rachel Clark 1, Jessica Eadon 1.


Yanac Women 3 def Nhill Thunderbirds 1

Goals: Yanac Women, Louise Bone 2, Jill Kube 1; Thunderbirds, Lauren Bendall 1.

Umpire votes: Yanac Women, Louise Bone 3, Erin Alexander 2, Caitlyn Smith 1; Thunderbirds, Emma Janetzki 3, Leah Hawker 2, Samantha Crowhurst 1.


Dimboola Women 6 def Warrack Women 0

Goals: Dimboola Women, Annabel Askin 3, Kelly Smithyman 2, Jennifer Klinge 1.

Umpire votes: Dimboola Women, Elizabeth Klinge 3, Jennifer Klinge 2, Annabel Askin 1; Warrack Women, Linley Arnold-Wardle 3, Donna Robinson 2, Teagan Roche 1.



Warrack Hoops 4 def Dimboola Men 1

Goals: Hoops, Royce Bennett 2, Barry Schilling 2; Dimboola Men, Nathan Jorgensen 1.

Umpire votes: Hoops, William Hewitt 3, Jarrod Knoop 2, Ethan Schilling 1; Dimboola Men, Nathan Jorgensen 3, Tim Jorgensen 2, Caleb Halsall 1.


Kaniva Cobras 1 def Horsham Hurricanes 0

Goals: Cobras, Clint Beattie 1.

Umpire votes: Cobras, Adam Wallis 3, Duncan Shalders 2, Luke Shalders 1; Hurricanes, David Jochinke 3, Daniel Pumpa 2, Traiyth Leffler 1.


Yanac Tigers 6 def Nhill Rangers 0

Goals: Tigers, Kim Croot 3, Adam Clohesy 1, Jamie Harding 1, Josh Cramer 1.

Umpire votes: Tigers, Simon Farmers 3, Luke Reichenbach 2, Tom Cook 1; Rangers, Mont Miller 3, Adam Ussing 2, David Reichelt 1.




Kylan Hendy, Kaniva Raiders 23

Lachie Mills, Kaniva Raiders 20

Jack Dean, Warrack Revengers 16

Seth Croot, Yanac Warriors 14

Jaidyn Honeyman, Yanac Warriors 14


Louise Bone, Yanac Women 15

Lauren Bendall, Nhill Thunderbirds 13

Annabel Askin, Dimboola Women 13

Kelly Smithyman, Dimboola Women 12.


Marcus Williamson, Warrack Hoops 13

Nathan Jorgensen, Dimboola Men 11

Braden Clark, Kaniva Cobras 10

Kim Croot, Yanac Tigers 10.



- after Round 15


JUNIORSPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Warriors 52 101 2120%
  Kaniva Raiders 48 86 553%
  Warrack Revengers 40 20 205%
  Nhill Leopards 32 14 164%
  Horsham Bombers 22 -41 36%
  Dimboola Kookaburras 10 -79 11%
  Dimboola Kangaroos  6 -101 8%


WOMENPointsGoal DifferenceGoal Percentage
  Yanac Women 56 44 833%
  Dimboola Women 50 39 305%
  Nhill Thunderbirds 28 16 157%
  Horsham Highlanders 26 -18 65%
  Warrack Women 16 -28 36%
  Kaniva Women 4 -53 13%




Goal Difference

Goal Percentage

  Yanac Tigers 56 53 1160%
  Warrack Hoops 46 36 271%
  Kaniva Cobras 42 17 200%
  Dimboola Men 18 -11 69%
  Horsham Hurricanes 10 -46 21%
  Nhill Rangers 8 -49 8%