Corinthians' Sharon Cooper evades two Harlequins defenders in the weekend clash.
Corinthians' Sharon Cooper evades two Harlequins defenders in the weekend clash. Erin Smith

Hockey season gets off to a feisty start

WARWICK hockey officially started its 2013 season last weekend.

With the pre-season matches before Easter not counted on the ladder, Wyverns and Corinthians are equal first on the table after Round 1 in both the men's and women's competition.

Millicent Kelly led Corinthians women to a 1-nil victory over Harlequins, a length-of-the-field play by Kelly a highlight of the game.

With the scores nil-all deep into the second half Corinthians had the chance to take the lead with a stoke, but Harlequins goalie Angela Groves took an excellent save to deny Corinthians player Sharon Cooper from scoring, only for Cooper to score the one goal of the game minutes later.

In the other women's game Wyverns defeated Saints 1-0 Sarah Kane played well up front scoring the only goal of the game. For Saints, Sian Heggarty and Kerri Fitch played well in defence.

In the men's competition Aj Duncan opened the scoring in the clash between Harlequins and Corinthians.

A strong Harlequins start finished there, with the experience of Corinthians' Troy March equalising and scoring the second goal.

Last year's Corinthians goalie-turned-wing, Donald Costigan, made it 3-1 before half time.

Corinthians finished the game 6-1.

In the other men's game Wyverns easily beat Saints 7-nil.

Jamie Reid scored 2 goals with Kyren Roberston, Dion Phillips, Josh Jensen, Jacob Reid and Brendon Melone all scoring 1 goal each.



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