School sides continue good run

EYES FOR GOAL: Tamanay Tuhou of THC comes away with the ball as Andy Church of YMP A gives chase in men’s hockey on the turf at Harry Barker Reserve on Saturday. YMP won the match 6-3 but Tuhou scored two goals as THC produced a battling performance. Picture by Paul Rickard

A FOURTH win on the trot for Gisborne Girls’ High School and another victory for Gisborne Boys’ High were highlights of weekend hockey at Harry Barker Reserve.

Amber Dental Girls’ High beat GMC Gold 6-0 in a strong all-round showing.

“Girls’ High have found their groove and are playing well,” hockey commentator Tony Scragg said.

“That augurs well for the women’s competition for the rest of the season.”

Boys’ High beat YMP B 3-2.

“A goal at the end to Lachie Falloon sealed it for Boys’ High, and they deserved to win,” Scragg said.

“Their short-passing game gave them the edge.”

Lytton Old Boys Masters beat clubmates LOB NZ Fruits 4-3 in a tight contest.

“The score went back and forth but the consistent David Preddey scored a hat-trick and made the difference for the Masters.”

THC recovered some dignity in their 6-3 loss to YMP A — last time they met it was 8-0 — but the defending champs were again too classy for them.

“YMP led 6-1 going into the final quarter but THC showed determination in the final period to regain some respectability,” Scragg said

The other matches went the way of the form book.

GMC Green maintained their momentum with a 7-0 win against GMC Kowhai. Maika Akroyd, Kelsey Teneti and Amy Angland each scored two goals.

“GMC Green always had the match under control and have maintained their position alongside YMP A at the top of the women’s table,” Scragg said.

JNL Paikea, with two goals each to Amber Church and Kate Muir, had a comfortable 4-0 win against YMP B.

“YMP mounted a gutsy defensive effort,” Scragg said.

“The win puts Paikea level on points with fourth-placed Ngatapa.

“However, Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa are just ahead of them on goal difference, so Paikea are in fifth place.”

In the final match of the programme, YMP A were merciless as they beat Roseland Tavern Te Aowera 23-0.

Detailed results —

Men: YMP A 6 (Alex Hyland 2, Heath Tupara 2, Tony Carpendale, Josh Cousins) THC 3 (Tam Tuhou 2, Hylam Tukariki); GBHS 3 (Oliver Craefield, Lachie Falloon, Eric Taylor) YMP B 2 (Andrew Carter, Jason Akuhata-Brown); LOB Masters 4 (David Preddey 3, Richard Searle) LOB NZ Fruits 3 (George Searle 2, Derek Watson).

Women: GMC Green 7 (Amy Angland 2, Kelsey Teneti 2, Maika Akroyd 2, Megan Allen) GMC Kowhai 0; Amber Dental GGHS 6 (Brooke Willock 2, Tiari-Awhina Pepere 2, Sophie Petro, Jessie Kapene) GMC Gold 0; JNL Paikea 4 (Amber Church 2 Kate Muir 2) YMP B 0; YMP A 23 (Courtney Onekawa 7, Nancy-Rae Tarawa 4, Tayla Little 4, Toni Halley 3, Kayliah Edwards 2, Morgan Tuhou, Hana Edwardson, Mikaylah Tamati) Roseland Tavern Te Aowera 0.

A FOURTH win on the trot for Gisborne Girls’ High School and another victory for Gisborne Boys’ High were highlights of weekend hockey at Harry Barker Reserve.

Amber Dental Girls’ High beat GMC Gold 6-0 in a strong all-round showing.

“Girls’ High have found their groove and are playing well,” hockey commentator Tony Scragg said.

“That augurs well for the women’s competition for the rest of the season.”

Boys’ High beat YMP B 3-2.

“A goal at the end to Lachie Falloon sealed it for Boys’ High, and they deserved to win,” Scragg said.

“Their short-passing game gave them the edge.”

Lytton Old Boys Masters beat clubmates LOB NZ Fruits 4-3 in a tight contest.

“The score went back and forth but the consistent David Preddey scored a hat-trick and made the difference for the Masters.”

THC recovered some dignity in their 6-3 loss to YMP A — last time they met it was 8-0 — but the defending champs were again too classy for them.

“YMP led 6-1 going into the final quarter but THC showed determination in the final period to regain some respectability,” Scragg said

The other matches went the way of the form book.

GMC Green maintained their momentum with a 7-0 win against GMC Kowhai. Maika Akroyd, Kelsey Teneti and Amy Angland each scored two goals.

“GMC Green always had the match under control and have maintained their position alongside YMP A at the top of the women’s table,” Scragg said.

JNL Paikea, with two goals each to Amber Church and Kate Muir, had a comfortable 4-0 win against YMP B.

“YMP mounted a gutsy defensive effort,” Scragg said.

“The win puts Paikea level on points with fourth-placed Ngatapa.

“However, Ben Holden Fencing Ngatapa are just ahead of them on goal difference, so Paikea are in fifth place.”

In the final match of the programme, YMP A were merciless as they beat Roseland Tavern Te Aowera 23-0.

Detailed results —

Men: YMP A 6 (Alex Hyland 2, Heath Tupara 2, Tony Carpendale, Josh Cousins) THC 3 (Tam Tuhou 2, Hylam Tukariki); GBHS 3 (Oliver Craefield, Lachie Falloon, Eric Taylor) YMP B 2 (Andrew Carter, Jason Akuhata-Brown); LOB Masters 4 (David Preddey 3, Richard Searle) LOB NZ Fruits 3 (George Searle 2, Derek Watson).

Women: GMC Green 7 (Amy Angland 2, Kelsey Teneti 2, Maika Akroyd 2, Megan Allen) GMC Kowhai 0; Amber Dental GGHS 6 (Brooke Willock 2, Tiari-Awhina Pepere 2, Sophie Petro, Jessie Kapene) GMC Gold 0; JNL Paikea 4 (Amber Church 2 Kate Muir 2) YMP B 0; YMP A 23 (Courtney Onekawa 7, Nancy-Rae Tarawa 4, Tayla Little 4, Toni Halley 3, Kayliah Edwards 2, Morgan Tuhou, Hana Edwardson, Mikaylah Tamati) Roseland Tavern Te Aowera 0.

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