It’s raining goals as SYC and Echuca-Moama take spoils

August 16, 2017

SYC's Kyle Said was among the scorers in his side's 3-2 defeat of Shepparton Strikers on Sunday.

Twelve goals in two games was enough to put a smile on the spectators’ faces at the Goulburn Valley Hockey Association on Sunday.

The A-grade men’s division delivered two enthralling results with Shepparton Youth Club and Echuca-Moama registering crucial wins.

SYC’s undefeated streak continued in the premier division following a nail-biting 3-2 victory over arch-rivals Shepparton Strikers.

After leading 2-1 at half-time the hosts eventually went on to register their sixth win on the trot following their round one draw against the Strikers.

Kyle Said, Jonathan Nielsen and Matt Irwin all struck for the victors, while James and Xavier McBain were the Strikers’ goal-scorers.

The result has SYC seven points clear on top, while the Strikers remain in third position with three victories.

Mooroopna is yet to register its first win and on Sunday it felt the full wrath of Echuca-Moama.

The visitors made the trip along Echuca Rd in true smash and grab fashion, winning 7-0.

Cameron Kenley and Ashley Phipps found the goals on two separate occasions, while Regan More and Lachlan and Scott Thompson added one of their own.

Lachlan Thompson and Phipps have been prolific in front of goal, leading the competition with 15 and 14 respectively.

The same could not be said in the women’s A-grade division with Mooroopna and Echuca-Moama sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw, while the Strikers prevailed over SYC.

Alicia Cornelius and Sally Higgins scored for Mooroopna, while goalkeeper Nicki Hutton was beaten by Monique Schwedes and Angela Acocks.

Despite the draw Mooroopna still remains on top of the division, while the Strikers have now jumped to second after defeating SYC 4-3.

In the seven-goal thriller Olivia Forbes, Renee Whatman, Georgia Shellard and Helen Thomas all found the back of the net in a comprehensive team performance.

Molly Willmott struck twice for the loser, while Jessica Vanderdonk also managed to find herself on the score sheet.

●Across the B-division SYC completed the double over Euroa with the men’s and women’s teams claiming the all important victory.

Trent Lowrie and Richard Said scored in the men’s 2-0 victory, while a Jade Downie hat-trick and a goal each from Natasha Keen-Smith and Jessica Trevaskis ensured the women’s side would cruise to a 5-1 victory.

The results have SYC’s women’s side in third position and only one point behind ladder-leader Benalla, while the men languish in fifth position.

It was mixed results at Mooroopna with the men’s side losing 5-1 to Benalla, while the women proved too strong, winning 2-0.

Lyn Berry was on fire for the hosts, snagging two goals to not only secure victory but also to score her third and fourth goals of the season in just eight matches.

Meanwhile, Echuca had the better of the spoils when it visited the Strikers on Sunday as its men’s side won 2-1, while the scores were tied at 1-1 in the women’s division.

●In the junior competitions, Mooroopna proved too strong for Benalla winning 3-2 in the under-15s, while SYC was put to the sword by Echuca, losing 5-1 at home.

Echuca also beat SYC in the under-13s 6-2, and in the Under-13 sixes competition Mooroopna White defeated Mooroopna Blue 4-1.

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