Sultana Bran Hockey One Season 2019 – Round 2 Review

Monday 7 October 2019

A number of teams made an early season statement as all seven clubs endured a weekend of mixed results in Round 2 of the Sultana Bran Hockey One League.

Amazingly, all three double headers in Round 2 saw the results split with one club winning the women’s match and the men’s match result going the other way.

The big winners on the women’s side were Adelaide Fire, HC Melbourne and Canberra Chill, who all consolidated their victories from Round 1.

Adelaide Fire Women were particularly impressive as they accounted for the Tassie Tigers 4-0 in front of a bumper crowd in Hobart. All four goals, which included a double to Miki Spano, came in the second half to put them on top of the table (click here for a full match report).

In Canberra, first half goals from sisters Naomi and Mikayla Evans saw the Chill Women secure a narrow win over NSW Pride to follow up their dramatic penalty shootout win against Brisbane Blaze a week earlier. The margin could have been greater if not for the heroics of Jocelyn Bartram in the NSW Pride goal, the keeper saving both conversion opportunities (click here for a full match report).

HC Melbourne Women also kept their 100 per cent record intact thanks to a 1-0 win over Brisbane Blaze Women. The solitary goal of the game came from the stick of Laura Desmet in the 23rd minute when she managed to deflect a penalty corner into the net.

The men’s competition saw 19 goals across the three matches as NSW Pride, Tassie Tigers and Brisbane Blaze all displayed their title credentials.

After a tight first half that had NSW Pride holding a slender one goal lead over Canberra Chill through a Tom Craig strike, the visitors exploded in the last quarter. Doubles from Kurt Lovett and Tim Brand, together with a second goal to Blake Govers saw the final result blow out to 7-0. The final score line arguably did not reflect the tightness of the contest, Lovett and Brand’s second goals coming as they converted their subsequent one-on-one opportunities (click here for a full match report).

The Tassie Tigers Men gave plenty for the parochial home support to cheer about in their first match of the season as they put five goals past Adelaide Fire.

Nick Leslie opened the scoring for the home side with a field goal and doubled the advantage when he beat Adelaide Fire keeper Eddie Chittleborough again with the resultant conversion chance.

Sam McCambridge then made it 3-0 in the 24th minute before Darwin born Kookaburra Jeremy Hayward endeared himself to the Tasmanian faithful with a successful drag flick from a penalty corner on the stroke of half time. Hayden Beltz rounded off the scoring for the hosts before Zendana Hirotaka struck a late consolation for the Fire (click here for a full match report).

Tassie’s ominous first up performance sets up a mouth watering clash against Brisbane Blaze men next weekend after the Queenslanders made it back-to-back wins, two last quarter goals seeing them outlast HC Melbourne 4-2.

Two quality penalty corners from HC Melbourne’s Josh Simmonds either side of Jake Whetton’s double for Brisbane Blaze in the 14th minute had scores locked 2-2 at three quarter time, but goals from Boyde Scott and Jared Taylor ensured the Blaze took the points back to Brisbane.

Round 3 fixtures sees NSW Pride at home to Tassie Tigers and Perth Thundersticks against Canberra Chill on Saturday 12 October, followed by Adelaide Fire hosting their first matches of the season as they welcome Brisbane Blaze on Sunday.

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Sultana Bran Hockey One 2019 Season – Round 2 Results 

Women’s Competition

Canberra Chill 2 (N.Evans 10’, M.Evans 29’)

NSW Pride 1 (Blamey 45+’)

Saturday 5 October 2019

National Hockey Centre (ACT)  

Canberra Chill Women’s team: 1.Mikayla Evans, 3.Brooke Peris, 7.Naomi Evans, 9.Samantha Economos, 10.Rebecca Lee, 11.Sophie Gaughan, 12.Aleisha Price, 13.Yui Ishibashi, 16.Shihori Oikawa, 17.Rebecca Middleton, 18.Olivia Martin, 22.Taylor Thomson, 23.Kalindi Commerford (c), 31.Sakiyo Asano (GK)

NSW Pride Women’s team: 1.Jocelyn Bartram (GK), 2.Sarah Johnston, 12.Mikaela Patterson, 14.Kaitlin Nobbs, 16.Jessica Watterson, 19.Morgan Blamey, 20.Maddison Smith, 21.Alice Arnott, 22.Kate Jenner, 23.Abigail Wilson, 27.Renae Robinson, 28.Casey Sablowski (c), 29.Courtney Schonell, 31.Emma Spinks

Tassie Tigers 0

Adelaide Fire 4 (Spano 32’/56’, Nance 34’, de Broughe 43’)

Saturday 5 October 2019

Tasmanian Hockey Centre (TAS)

Tassie Tigers Women’s team: 1.Sarah McCambridge, 2.Amelia Spence (c), 3.Hannah Richardson, 4.Nicole Geeves, 5.Molly Haas, 8.Holly Bonde (GK), 9.Emily Donovan, 10.Laura Spandler, 13.Phillida Bridley, 15.Sophie Rockefeller, 16.Samantha Lawrence, 19.Esmee Broekhuizen, 20.Katerina Lacina, 23.Caashia Karrington

Adelaide Fire Women’s team: 3.Brooklyn Buchecker, 6.Jane Claxton, 7.Emma de Broughe, 8.Holly Evans (c), 13.Sarah Harrison, 15.Euleena Maclachlan, 17.Karri McMahon, 19.Gabi Nance, 20.Hattie Shand, 21.Miki Spano, 22.Leah Welstead, 23. Gemma McCaw, 25.Kate Denning, 30.Ashlee Wells (GK)

HC Melbourne 1 (Desmet 23’)

Brisbane Blaze 0

Sunday 6 October 2019

State Netball and Hockey Centre (VIC)

HC Melbourne Women’s team: 1.Sophie Taylor, 3.Nicola Hammond, 5.Kristina Bates, 6.Claire Messent (c), 7.Kary Chau, 9.Lily Brazel, 10.Laura Desmet, 12.Carly James, 14.Laura Barden, 21.Florine van Grimbergen, 23.Samantha Snow, 25.Hannah Gravenall, 27.Rachael Lynch (GK), 33.Amy Lawton

Brisbane Blaze Women’s team: 1.Savannah Fitzpatrick, 2.Madison Fitzpatrick, 3.Layla Eleison, 4.Ashlea Fey (c), 5.Rosie Malone, 6.Morgan Gallagher, 8.Jordyn Holzberger, 9.Jesse Reid, 10.Madeleine James, 14.Meg Pearce, 15.Hannah Astbury (GK), 19.Morgan Mathison,  22.Britt Wilkinson, 25.Georgia Hillas

Men’s Competition 

Canberra Chill 0

NSW Pride 7 (Craig 30’, Govers 42’/58’, Lovett 51’/51’, Brand 56’/56’)

Saturday 5 October 2019

National Hockey Centre (ACT)  

Canberra Chill Men’s team: 1.Aaron Knight, 2.Ben Staines, 3.Anand Gupte, 4.James Day, 7.Kazuma Murata, 8.Daniel Conroy, 10.Owen Chivers, 11.Garry Backhus, 12.Jake Staines (c), 13.Manabu Yamashita, 17.Aaron Kershaw, 26. James Jewell, 27. Kentaro Fukuda, 30.Andrew Charter (GK),

NSW Pride Men’s team: 1.Lachlan Sharp, 2.Tom Craig, 5.Ash Thomas (GK), 6.Matthew Dawson (c), 8.Nathanael Stewart, 11.Hayden Dillon, 12.Kurt Lovett, 13.Blake Govers, 18.Tristan White, 19.Jack Hayes, 23.Ryan Proctor, 24.Dylan Martin, 26.Ehren Hazell, 29.Timothy Brand

Tassie Tigers 5 (Leslie 10’/10’, McCambridge 24’, Hayward 28’, H.Beltz 43’)

Adelaide Fire 1 (Hirotaka 57’)

Saturday 5 October 2019

Tasmanian Hockey Centre (TAS)

Tassie Tigers Men’s team: 2.Nick Leslie, 3.Kurt Budgeon, 4.Hayden Beltz, 6.Joshua Brooks, 11.Eddie Ockenden (c), 12.Samuel McCulloch, 13.Joshua Beltz, 15.Kieron Arthur, 18.Grant Woodcock (GK), 19.Tim Devan, 20.James Bourke, 21.Ben Read, 29.Sam McCambridge, 32.Jeremy Hayward

Adelaide Fire Men’s team: 3.Lachlan Busiko, 6.Angus Fry, 9.Fred Gray, 11.Cameron Joyce, 13.Luke Larwood, 15.Andrew Leat, 18.Alastair Oliver, 19.Glyn Tamlin (c), 21.Simon Wells, 22.Chris Wells, 23.Cameron White, 24.Zendana Hirotaka, 25.Watenabe Kota, 29.Eddie Chittleborough (GK)

HC Melbourne 2 (Simmonds 4’/43’)

Brisbane Blaze 4 (Whetton 14’/14’, Boyde 47’, Taylor 49’)

Sunday 6 October 2019

State Netball and Hockey Centre (VIC)

HC Melbourne Men’s team: 2.Max Hendry, 3.Simon Borger, 5.Andrew Philpott, 7.Will Gilmour, 9.Nathan Ephraums, 10.Russell Ford (c), 13.Jayshaan Randhawa, 14.Jonathan Bretherton, 15.Josh Simmonds, 17.Kiran Arunasalam, 18.Johan Durst (GK), 21.Jake Sherren, 23.Joel Carroll, 25.Aaron Kleinschmidt

Brisbane Blaze Men’s team: 3.Corey Weyer, 4.Hugh Pembroke, 5.Scott Boyde, 7.Joel Rintala, 9.Jacob Anderson, 10.Robert Bell, 12.Jake Whetton, 14.Luke Tyne, 15.Justin Douglas, 16.Tim Howard, 23.Daniel Beale, 26.Dylan Wotherspoon (c), 27.Jared Taylor, 32.Mitchell Nicholson (GK)

Women’s Standings

Adelaide Fire2200061510
HC Melbourne2200041310
Canberra Chill211004318
Brisbane Blaze2101123-12
NSW Pride2000224-20
Perth Thundersticks1000113-20
Tassie Tigers1000104-40

* GP – Games Played; W – Win; SW – Shootout Win; SL – Shootout Loss; L – Loss; F – Goals For; A – Goals Against; GD – Goal Difference

Men’s Standings

NSW Pride2200091810
Brisbane Blaze2200083510
Tassie Tigers110005145
HC Melbourne2100178-15
Perth Thundersticks1000145-10
Adelaide Fire2000227-50
Canberra Chill20002111-100

GP – Games Played; W – Win; SW – Shootout Win; SL – Shootout Loss; L – Loss; F – Goals For; A – Goals Against; GD – Goal Difference

Round 3 Fixtures

NSW Pride v Tassie Tigers

Saturday 12 October 2019

Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre (NSW)

Match Start: Men’s 1:00pm local, Women’s 2:30pm local

Perth Thundersticks v Canberra Chill

Saturday 12 October 2019

Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University (WA)

Match Start: Men’s 2:00pm local, Women’s 3:30pm local

Adelaide Fire v Brisbane Blaze

Sunday 13 October 2019

State Hockey Centre (SA)

Match Start: Women’s 1:00pm local, Men’s 2:30pm local

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