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Hockey

Season of promise for Southern

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Sarah Tesoriero on her way to scoring in the Women’s Pennant B win.

IT was a big afternoon of hockey at Southern United’s home ground on Saturday with the club’s pennant teams playing at home.

The women’s Pennant B team started a day of great hockey with a win against Doncaster.

The scoreline of 3-0 did not quite reflect Southern’s control of the game.

The women continue to hold top spot on the ladder with seven of the 18 rounds completed.

The men’s pennant A side took to the field next against Footscray.

After a frustrating draw last week, the Southerners were determined to redeem themselves, and that they did.

A goal in the first minutes set the tone of the game with United taking the three points in a 5-0 win.

Craig Hardham scored twice.

The team is now vying for a top-four spot.

The men’s pennant C team, second on the ladder, kept its position with a close game against Doncaster.

The men led 2-0 early, Doncaster fought back, but the visitors could not convert a penalty corner in the last minute, Southern finishing 4-3 up.

On Sunday the United Premier League teams ventured to Albert Park to play Powerhouse.

Southern, with a couple of players out on Australian duties, worked hard for its results.

The men’s Premier League team did not find the net in the first quarter.

In the second quarter two penalty corners found their mark with Matt L’Huiller’s drag flick touched in by Alistair Hart. Then another unstoppable flick by L’Huiller put Southern 2-0 up at half time.

In the third quarter Powerhouse grabbed a goal back. A last quarter goal by Pim Okhuizen finished the match 3-1 up, giving Southern top spot on the ladder.

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