In a dominant display, South United ran out 7-2 victors against a resilient Services in Tamworth Women’s Hockey on the weekend.
Amber Witney's speed and skill were on full display in the first half. One piece of brilliance saw Witney make a 40-metre burst through the centre of the field before making a clever pass to an unmarked Kate Lane on the right post.
Lane bagged a double in the uncustomary striker’s role with her second coming after excellent lead up work from Lucy Frame put Lane in space who scored.
Then, a powerful penalty corner strike from Allison Billinghurst saw South United take a 3-0 lead into the break.
The message for Souths at half-time was to continue to use width and help create an advantage.
They did that with Sharon Joliffe reaping the benefits with a double. Frame capped off a solid game scoring a nice goal while Brittany Parker was rewarded with a goal for her player of the match performance.
Souths coach Andrew Davy said there was a number of top performers.
“It was fantastic to have Nardie Gream back in the middle for us this week. Her composure on the ball, ability to read the game and combination with Brittany Parker proving invaluable,” he said.
“I thought Michelle Collins was again exceptional for Services in goals, ably assisted by a strong performance from Kate Perrett, while Gabbi D'Ambros was rewarded with a goal via a powerful toma, having worked tirelessly throughout the match for Services.”
“From a coach’s perspective it was nice to see the team being able to execute skills and structure they work on at training into a game situation.”
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