Alan Balfour in possession for Saints against Wyverns in Warwick social mixed hockey.
Alan Balfour in possession for Saints against Wyverns in Warwick social mixed hockey. Emma Channon

Warwick hockey finishing on a high

WARWICK is finishing the A2 hockey season in Toowoomba with a flourish, beating top team Rangeville 5-0 in Friday night’s game at Clyde Park.

Matthew Hagenbach, Craig Bergemann and Jason Battese were the best for Warwick.

After joining the Toowoomba competition so as to play games on synthetic, Warwick had a poor start to the season but has won three of its past five games.

Warwick Hockey Association junior co-ordinator and A2 player Phil Rolfe said it was now impossible for the team to make the top four.

“If we could have made the finals, we would have been a good show,” Rolfe said.

“Manager Don Battese has worked hard all year to put a team on the field.”

In men’s veterans’ hockey, Warwick lost 2-0 to Rangeville on Thursday night.

Warwick has already qualified for the President’s Cup final and is likely to again made the top four.

In ladies A3 hockey, Lisa Hemmings scored in the first half and her cousin Megan Neal in the second half of a 2-all draw with Rangeville.

The draw consolidates Warwick in the top three.

Lauren Eastwell played really well and Kerri Fitch continued her outstanding form in goal for the Warwick side stopping many shots at goal. The game was played on the second (sand) field at Clyde Park in hot conditions in stark contrast to a recent night match in freezing conditions.

With captain Toni Cox playing in the state veteran’s championships in Rockhampton, Michelle Eastwell was team manager.

In Warwick club hockey, Saints and Wyverns had a 3-all draw on Saturday.

Harlequins beat Corinthians/Scots in the other game on a day when a barbecue was officially donated by Bunnings to the flood-hit Warwick Hockey Association.

Junior games are on each Saturday from 9am with senior hockey at 2pm Saturday. All registered players are welcome to participate in the two senior mixed games.



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