GMC hit turf running

NOT THE FACE!: LOB NZ Fruits player Wade Manson would prefer not to test if his beard can absorb the full force of a shot from YMP A’s Gareth Knox in Poverty Bay men’s club hockey on Saturday. Knox scored from this penalty corner and his side powered to a 10-0 win on the LJ Hooker Turf. Picture by Paul Rickard

GMC Green started their 2019 Poverty Bay club hockey campaign with the foot hard on the accelerator in a 26-0 decimation of Te Aowera on Saturday afternoon.

The other standout result from the weekend’s games on the LJ Hooker Turf was a 3-all draw between Gisborne Boys’ High School and the Lytton Old Boys Masters.

The GMC blitz included seven goals to Caroline MacLaurin, six to Amy Angland and hat-tricks to Megan Allen and Louise Teneti. Nine of the Green Machine team made the score sheet.

“That would be one of the biggest senior hockey scores for women,” said commentator Tony Scragg.

“My advice for TA is keep their heads up and take each week as it comes.”

Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa won a tight contest with GMC Kowhai 1-0 — Kate Hoogerbrug’s goal proving the difference.

“It was predicted to be close and that’s how it turned out,” Scragg said.

“That result gives a good indication of the strength of the ‘middle-field’ women’s teams. It will not be the last close game between those two teams.”

The game between Amber Dental Gisborne Girls’ High School and YMP B was closer than expected. Oaklea Bowden-Morris got a double as the students won 2-1.

“Well done Girls’ High on back-to-back wins but YMP B made a statement too, in terms of being a team to watch out for,” Scragg said.

In the other women’s game, Paikea overpowered GMC Gold 6-0, with six different players scoring.

“Sounds like a good all-round performance by Paikea to bounce back from the previous weekend’s loss to Girls; High.”

The game of the men’s competition was a spoils-sharing draw between Boys’ High and the Masters.

“It was a surprising effort by the Masters and one they should be extremely proud of,” Scragg said.

“Boys High looked very sharp in their opening game and for the Masters to stay with them says a lot about how they might go this season.”

Defending men’s champions YMP A made no race of their clash with LOB NZ Fruits. A 10-0 whitewash featured hat-tricks to Jarrod Carter and Tony Carpendale.

“It shows how YMP will make everyone work in this first round of the competition,” said Scragg.

Title rivals THC were similarly dominant over YMP B and won 9-0.

Hylam Tukariri starred with the stick, scoring six of THC’s goals.

“Obviously Hylam is trying to keep in touch with Tamanay Tuhou on the scoreboard,” said Scragg, referring to Tuhou’s six-goal haul last week.

There is no senior hockey over the Easter holiday break.

The next games will be on April 26 and 27.

GMC Green started their 2019 Poverty Bay club hockey campaign with the foot hard on the accelerator in a 26-0 decimation of Te Aowera on Saturday afternoon.

The other standout result from the weekend’s games on the LJ Hooker Turf was a 3-all draw between Gisborne Boys’ High School and the Lytton Old Boys Masters.

The GMC blitz included seven goals to Caroline MacLaurin, six to Amy Angland and hat-tricks to Megan Allen and Louise Teneti. Nine of the Green Machine team made the score sheet.

“That would be one of the biggest senior hockey scores for women,” said commentator Tony Scragg.

“My advice for TA is keep their heads up and take each week as it comes.”

Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa won a tight contest with GMC Kowhai 1-0 — Kate Hoogerbrug’s goal proving the difference.

“It was predicted to be close and that’s how it turned out,” Scragg said.

“That result gives a good indication of the strength of the ‘middle-field’ women’s teams. It will not be the last close game between those two teams.”

The game between Amber Dental Gisborne Girls’ High School and YMP B was closer than expected. Oaklea Bowden-Morris got a double as the students won 2-1.

“Well done Girls’ High on back-to-back wins but YMP B made a statement too, in terms of being a team to watch out for,” Scragg said.

In the other women’s game, Paikea overpowered GMC Gold 6-0, with six different players scoring.

“Sounds like a good all-round performance by Paikea to bounce back from the previous weekend’s loss to Girls; High.”

The game of the men’s competition was a spoils-sharing draw between Boys’ High and the Masters.

“It was a surprising effort by the Masters and one they should be extremely proud of,” Scragg said.

“Boys High looked very sharp in their opening game and for the Masters to stay with them says a lot about how they might go this season.”

Defending men’s champions YMP A made no race of their clash with LOB NZ Fruits. A 10-0 whitewash featured hat-tricks to Jarrod Carter and Tony Carpendale.

“It shows how YMP will make everyone work in this first round of the competition,” said Scragg.

Title rivals THC were similarly dominant over YMP B and won 9-0.

Hylam Tukariri starred with the stick, scoring six of THC’s goals.

“Obviously Hylam is trying to keep in touch with Tamanay Tuhou on the scoreboard,” said Scragg, referring to Tuhou’s six-goal haul last week.

There is no senior hockey over the Easter holiday break.

The next games will be on April 26 and 27.

Poverty Bay club hockey results

Senior Women: Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa 1 (Kate Hoogerburg) GMC Kowhai 0; Amber Dental GGHS 2 (Oaklea Bowden-Morris 2) YMP B 1 (Mel Knight); GMC Green 26 (Caroline MacLaurin 7, Amy England 6, Megan Allen 3, Louise Teneti 3, Jess Candy 2, Jade Stafford 2 Caitlin Candy, Shannon Williams, Kelsey Teneti) Te Aowera 0; JNL Paikea 6 (Joanne McLean, Amber Church, Jo Cumming, Amanda Smith, Kate Muir, Gayb Kirkpatrick) GMC Gold 0.

Senior men: Gisborne Boys’ High School 3 (Harry Allan 2 Matthew Pepere) LOB Masters 3 (David Preddey, Jayden McKay, Dougal Watts); YMP A 10 (Jarrod Carter 3, Tony Carpendale 3, Gareth Knox 2, Michael Bond, Josh Cousins); LOB NZ Fruits 0; THC 9 (Hylam Tukariri 6, Danny Tuhou, Zane Tuhou, Hone Pewhairangi) YMP B 0.

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