HOCKEY

String of Southern United teams in finals

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Ted Harvey from the Under 16 A team.

IT was a big weekend of hockey for Southern United with the first round of junior finals and the last round of homeand-away matches for senior teams.

United’s senior teams have had a stellar season, with seven of the eight men’s teams qualifying for the finals and four of the six women’s teams doing the same.

Women’s Metro A and men’s Pennant F took out the minor premierships.

In the juniors, minor premiers Under 16 A mixed and Under 14 A mixed had strong wins against Doncaster to move to the cross over games against the North West competition winners.

The Under 14 girls, also minor premiers, continued their winning streak with a win against Waverley. It gave them a rest in the second week of finals as no cross over games occur.

The Under 12 girls suffered a loss against Doncaster and will use their double chance this weekend when they play Waverley.

The Under 18 team also have a second chance after going down to Greensborough.

The women’s pennant B team needed to win against Camberwell to retain a position in the four, and did so with aplomb.

The men’s pennant E and F teams, also playing Camberwell, needed good results to keep their strong positions on the ladder.

Pennant E finished with a 2-2 draw, enough to keep second on the ladder and a double chance in the finals, and Pennant F finished with a 3-1 win.

It will be a big weekend at Farm Rd this weekend with five home ground finals. The other ten teams in finals will be playing their games around Melbourne.