Thursday, April 26th, 2012 - Hockey SA
Last weekend's Hockey SA round up saw some great matches played locally and Anzac Day looks like the match of the round.

In the men’s Premier League hockey action from the weekend, Saturday saw a rampant Forestville spoil Uni’s first home top grade match on their new turf, winning a hard fought encounter 2-1. They remain undefeated and top of the ladder after four rounds and are definitely the big improvers this season after missing out on major round action last season. Inform striker Geoff Mills got on the score sheet twice. In the ladies fixture, the results was reversed in a high scoring affair, Uni defeating a gallant Forestville ladies outfit 5-3.

At the State Hockey Centre at Gepps Cross, a depleted Burnside were below par and would be disappointed from their efforts to hand Woodville their first win of the season. Woodville made the most of their chances in the first half to lead 2-0 at the break, playing a half court press the second half and absorbing plenty of Burnside pressure. They hit the decisive third goal on the break from a corner conversion to post their first points. Jesper Leong and Josh Kennewell were very influential for Woodville. Burnside ladies continued their good start to the season, but not without a fight from improved Woodville, winning 2-1 with Megan Opie again getting on the scoreboard, and Ella Murison also hitting the back of the net.

At Seacliff on Sunday afternoon, the North East and Seacliff girls played out a hard-fought 2-2 draw. In the men’s fixture, Seacliff’s youngsters scrapped well with last year’s premiers to be 2-2 at the break, before the Zulu’s team structures and disciplines saw them gain the ascendancy and prevail 5-3. Best players being Will Telfer, Ian Wishart and Dylan Evan. It was all Adelaide’s day at Greenhill Rd, with the girl’s defeating Grange Royals 4-1 and the men crushing the same opponents 11-2.

Anzac Day sees some absorbing fixtures (see for more information). Probably the match of the round in both the men’s and ladies fixtures is the ladies grand final re-match between the Magpies and Adelaide, while both Port and the Peas have both made strong starts in the men’s comp. The return of the under 18’s from the National Competition in Newcastle, sees all teams at near full strength this round.

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