Glee’s Kim Chappel prepares for a shot on goal against East Lismore on Saturday
Glee’s Kim Chappel prepares for a shot on goal against East Lismore on Saturday CATHY ADAMS

Kim’s classy penalty corner conversion

GLEE went to the break in its Far North Coast women’s hockey match with Easts at the weekend with a 1-0 lead courtesy of a Kim Chappel penalty corner conversion, and she added a double in the second half in her team’s 3-1 win.

It was Glee’s forward pack which applied plenty of pressure throughout the first half, with Nic Danvers and Kelly Guest making good runs, setting up the win.
Renee Dunstan made plenty of room in the middle for Glee scoring the second goal after pouncing on the third rebound off goalkeeper Sammy-Jo Johnson’s pads.

Chappel made it 3-0 before Easts launched a fight back led by Kate Baird and Sophie Rodda who scored Easts’ lone goal late in the second-half.

Erin on fire

NORTHERN Star’s recently selected Australian Country under 21 goalkeeper Erin McKenzie was on fire in her side’s match with Ballina, making some incredible saves and frustrating the Ballina forward line in their 3-1 win.

Tracey Makings scored Star’s first goal off a left lay off from a penalty corner but Ballina equalised soon after when Emily Hunter deflected in a penalty corner shot.

McGrath’s hat-trick

ADRIAN McGRATH scored a hat-trick for Coraki in his side’s 4-1 win over Alstonville in FNC men’s hockey at the weekend, his first coming when he found his way through a crowded circle to skilfully put the ball past goalkeeper Todd Seymour.

Ben Moss converted a penalty stroke for Coraki’s second and they went to the break 2-0.

McGrath made it 3-0 just after half-time, combining well with Jason Conte and Simon Brown.

Troy Cooper made the most of a great ball from Steve Law for Alstonville’s lone goal and Alex and Lachlan McKendrick put in solid performances while Daniel Lidbetter in deep defence pulled off some great tackles.

Alstonville had no answer for Coraki’s speedy ball movement and Coraki was able to convert many of their opportunities.

Meanwhile, Northern Star got off to a blistering start in its 4-2 win over Easts, with Ash Warring scoring within the first minute and Chris McGuiness following suit.

Brad Hassett put in a dominating performance in Star’s midfield and Aaron Head was outstanding in goals, continually denying the Easts attack.

Dave Willis pegged one back for Easts putting away scraps off a penalty corner. Star responded shortly after with Adam Grill finishing off a great break out of defence and went to the break 3-1 up.

Dan Riley got Easts’ second goal when he put the ball high into the net and Easts then threw everything at the Star defence but Darryl Hughes, James Harmon and Head held firm.

Star’s patience with the ball paid dividends with Mitchell Carter making it 4-2 for Star.

Easts’ Raymond Rodda, Ryan Holding and Jamie Hetherington were solid in defence and Luke Kelso pulled off some great saves but Northern Star were hungry for the ball and were able to contain the talented Easts forward line.

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