Captain Rowan Yeo scored two goals in Dalefield’s 9-1 win. PHOTOS/FILE
Dalefield 9 Indians 1
Dalefield crushed Indians 9-1 at Clareville to consolidate their lead in the Hockey Wellington Men’s Premiership.
The home team were in control from the outset and opened the scoring in the first quarter through Michael Caldwell, and player-coach Dane Lett, who scored the first of his three goals, all from penalty corners.
In the second quarter Lett added his second, and goals to captain Rowan Yeo and Hamish Finlayson gave Dalefield a 5-0 halftime lead.
Lett with his third, Dylan Price and Jordan Cohen scored in the third period.
A drop in concentration had Indians score a consolation goal in the final quarter before Yeo scored a late goal for the winners.
Dalefield co-manager Bernie Lett said it was a much better performance than the stuttering 2-0 win over Harbour City the previous Saturday.
“Consistently across all four quarters there was much better control of the game and it was nice to see the goals going in,” he said. “We created a lot of good opportunities and finished them off.”
Dalefield 7 Kapiti 0
Dalefield continued their good form in the Hockey Wellington Women’s premiership with a commanding 7-0 win over Kapiti.
The win retains Dalefield’s three-point lead over Hutt United at the top of the table.
Morgan Percy, Katherine van Woerkom, and Felicity Reidy scored in the first quarter.
The second quarter was scoreless but assistant coach-player van Woerkom netted her second goal in the third quarter.
Van Woerkom completed her hat-trick in the final quarter, while Percy scored a second goal and Brigitte Mossman wrapped up the scoring.
Coach Michael O’Connor was pleased with the outcome and the consistent performance of the team throughout all four quarters.