Mixed results for Tweed hockey teams

Casuarina striker Alex Barnes carries the ball forward towards the circle. Photo: Toni Kelly Fleeton

By Richard Phillip

Men’s Results

The Waratah Bobcats lead by Captain Tim Willis won a tight game 3-1 over the Casuarina Sharks. The Waratahs had a perfect start scoring three goals in the first 15 minutes with goals to Kerion Walker, Alex Hetherington and Luke Cateral scoring. This really put the Sharks on the back foot and even though the Casuarina side threw everything they had it was not enough. The Waratahs goalkeeper Zac Grace was in outstanding form to give his team the edge they needed to win this tight game.

Kingscliff won their second game in a row over the Griffith Rosters 4-2 with the score level 1-1 at half time. Kingscliff’s best player Andrew Ridgway lead the way with his second consecutive hat trick. Young gun Hayden Mangleson scored Kingscliff’s other goal. Murwillumbah came up against Mudgeeraba on Sunday on the coast. After being down 3-0 they clawed back into the game to get it back to 3-2 with some ball movement by young gun Kyle Prestwick. Mudgeeraba ended the game strongly and won 5-2.

Burleigh had a good win 6-3 over local rivals Labrador, Capri had the bye.

Women’s Results

Casuarina went down 4-3 to Mudgeeraba in a close game at home. Goal scorers for Casuarina were Keely Murray, Jade Reid and Tara Fitzpatrick. Casuarina thought they had this game but Mudgeeraba managed to score their goals against the run of play and somehow come up with the points.

Murwillumbah had a scoreless draw against the Griffith Roosters. Murwillumbah had good control of the game and had numerous shots on goal with short corners and field play but it was the Rooster’s Keeper who had an absolute blinder stopping everything that was the difference in this game. Murwillumbah’s best player was Christie Palmer.

The Mullumbimby Suns were blown away in the first half by top team Burleigh 8-1 and could only hold on as the game ended up 9-1 to Burleigh.

Kingscliff were fancied to win against Capri but Capri had different ideas as Kingscliff scored through Erica Wells in the first half only to let Capri score three unanswered goals in the second half to win 3-1.

The Waratah Falcons knew they had a hard game on their hands against Labrador and playing a fast tempo game got the dream start and score through Chloe Sadler and Emily Hetherington in the first 10 minutes. Labrador got one back as the game went to the break 2-1. The second half saw no goals scored as the Waratahs once again missed three more certain goals and then had to hang onto the lead with some great goal keeping by Carly Paron to see them win 2-1.