Warwick player Sarah Kane (centre) and Rangeville captain Kylie Hollist (right) contest possession.
Warwick player Sarah Kane (centre) and Rangeville captain Kylie Hollist (right) contest possession. Gerard Walsh

Failure to score costs Warwick win

TAMARA Hawks put the Warwick loss in the A3 women's hockey grand final down to a couple of quick goals by Rangeville in the first half.

In its first grand final in Toowoomba, Warwick went down 4-2 to a Rangeville team led by former Warwick player Kylie Hollist, who now lives in Toowoomba.

"We had possession for two thirds of the game and didn't convert a few short corners into goals," Hawks said.

Rangeville scored goals in the 10th, 15th and 17th minutes of the first half to lead 3-0.

Five minutes later, Warwick had a chance when Megan Neal passed to Tamara Hawks but the deflection was just wide.

Toni Cox then took the ball in from the side to set up Jane Roper for a goal in the 23rd minute of the half to put Warwick on the board.

Rangeville secured a corner 14 seconds from half-time and converted for a 4-1 lead.

Midway through the second half, Warwick was awarded a penalty stroke which Rachael Inmon converted to reduce the margin to 4-2.

Try as they did, Warwick could not score the required two goals to take the game into a drop-off.

Cox said right half Angela Groves was the strongest for Warwick.

As for playing next year, Cox said it all depended on whether a new synthetic surface was laid in Warwick during the off-season.

"We enjoyed the season but found the travelling tiring," Cox said.

In A2, the Past High team with seven Warwick players went down 1-0 to a Rangeville side that scored in the first 10 minutes of the game.



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