Rats swallow up the Cats

May 16, 2018

Meg Nicholson was on-song for SYC in their 3-1 defeat of Shepparton Strikers on Saturday.

With a third of the season gone, Echuca-Moama threw its weight around in the A-women competition.

The River Rats were able to move past Mooroopna on Saturday, but despite the 5-1 loss the Cats still hold sway at the top of the Goulburn Valley Hockey Association table.

Tegan Summers nabbed Mooroopna’s lone goal as she joined Alicia Cornelius and Kim Broadhurst in desperately trying to slow Echuca-Moama’s momentum.

Keeley Thompson’s precision was on show as she netted three goals, with Abbey Mathers and Courtney Thompson chiming in with one each.

Meg Nicholson starred as SYC moved past Shepparton Strikers 3-1 to leave the Strikers without a win this season.

Nicholson was sensational as Alice Russell, Aimee Cecchin and Lucy Moore topped off her performance by hitting the scoreboard.

Helen Thomas made sure the Strikers would trouble the scoresheet with Olivia Forbes and Raechel Ballinger in solid form.

●There were some big winners in the A-men competition with Echuca-Moama cruising past Mooroopna as the Strikers were a class above SYC.

Cameron Kenley secured a trio of goals for the River Rats, with Clayton Thompson, Ashley Phipps and Matthew McDonald each chipping in a score.

While the Cats were not able to find the back of the net Troy Brown, Kale Kennedy and Michael van Dorsser still tried to make the game difficult for their opposition.

Xavier McBain had a field day against SYC by piling on four goals, with Tommy Alejandro adding the fifth in the 5-0 defeat of the Scorchers.

Ben Harman and Tim Russell were in top form, while SYC was well served by Paul and Matt Irwin as well as Matt Higgins.

● In B-grade men’s matches, Mooroopna took the game up to Shepparton Strikers, with neither side able to gain full points.

The three-all scoreline had five different scorers with Harry Green securing two, while Mooroopna teammate Reilly Young also struck gold.

With the Strikers aiming to break into the top three on the ladder, they could only gain one point, although Andrew Younger had other plans with Tim Scholz, Declan Nabbs and James McBain their side’s scorers.

Echuca-Moama won a close 2-1 match-up against SYC despite impressive efforts coming from Scorchers Zac Horton and Craig McDonald, while Benalla and Euroa enjoyed a tough match, with the Tigers prevailing 5-3.

Mooroopna was unstoppable against Strikers in B-women and recorded a 7-0 win, while SYC overcame Echuca-Moama 2-1.

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