Replay: U15 Australian Hockey Champs – Day 5

 

ABOVE: Victoria and Tasmania clash in a nine-goal thriller in Bathurst.

The final whistle has blown on day five of the U15 Australian Hockey Championships, but you can revisit the day's action here. Scroll down for all the replays, scores and match reports.  

 

REPLAYS, SCORES and MATCH REPORTS GIRLS - DAY 5

Game One NSW Blue 2 vs VIC Dev 0

The NSW Blue side started the day off on a high note with a convincing 2-0 victory over Victoria Development in Bathurst

Faith Thompson opened the scoring for NSW in the 17th minute.

Mikaela-Jayne Kennedy then extended the lead in the 60th off a field goal.

 

Game Two ACT 2 vs TAS 0

Tasmania went through the rounds without a win to finish sixth in Pool A.

The ACT had one win in Pool B to finish fifth out of six teams.

In the second game of the day at Bathurst, the ACT scored first in the eighth minute from a Liesl Toime field goal.

Lucy Neely then extended the score to 2-0 from the field in the 37th minute.

Tasmania were unable to penetrate the ACT defence to remain scoreless in the match.

 

Game Three QLD Gold 5 vs SA 0

Queensland Gold went into this match having finished third in Pool B with three wins and two losses.

SA finished fourth in Pool A with one win, two draws and two losses.

After a defensive first half, the teams went into halftime without a goal between them.

Queensland Gold then opened the scoring in the 40th minute when Charlie Jackson scored of a penalty corner.

This sparked a flurry of scoring from the Queenslanders with Talia Parry scoring off a penalty corner in the 47th and then a field goal in the 52nd.

Lara Pyle then chipped in for a field goal in the 58th and Jackson added her second in the 60th minute to secure Queensland a resounding victory.

 

Game Four WA Gold 1 vs QLD Maroons 0

Western Australia Gold earned their spot in this semi-final clash by finishing second to NSW in the rounds with an impressive 4-1 win loss record.

Queensland Maroon finished top of Pool B and were undefeated across their five pools matches.

The Maroon side also boasted two of the top goal scorers in the competition in Sofia Papantoniou and Kara Bradley, with seven and six goals respectively.

But in a tight and hotly contested battle, neither team could break the deadlock in the first half, with strong defence on display from both sides.

The deadlock was finally broken late in the second half by the Western Australians when Eliza Swain scored from a penalty corner in the 54th minute to give her side a spot in the tournament decider.

 

Game Five WA Black 1 vs NT 1 (WA win 3-2 on penalties)

Western Australia Black finished third in Pool A, which was dominated by the Queensland Maroon side.

Western Australia came into the semis with two wins and three losses under their belt.

Northern Territory finished fourth after the rounds in Pool B.

It was young NT gun Romy Whittaker who scored first off a penalty corner in the 20th minute.

Ella Frost then equalised from the field in the 24th to send the teams into halftime locked at 1-1.

After a scoreless second half, the match went into a shootout with WA taking the honours.

 

Game Six NSW State 0 vs VIC 0 (NSW State win 5-2 on penalties)

NSW state have been one of the form teams of the girls competition and went into their semi-final as Pool B leaders with four wins and just one loss to their name in the preliminary rounds.

Victoria, however, had finished with the same win loss record but second in Pool A behind the undefeated Queensland Maroon side.

NSW also boasted two of the best goal scorers in the competition in Martina Williams and Lahni Woodcock, who both racked up six goals each in their rounds matches.

But neither side was able to light the scoreboard in the first half of the torrid match-up watched by a big crowd in Bathurst.

Both sides played strong defence with attackers thwarted time and time again in the deck game half.

Scoreless at full time, the thrilling game was decided in a shootout.

It was here NSW shone, to advance into the tournament decider with their 0-0 (5-2 SO) win.

 

Game Seven VIC Development 1 vs TAS 1

 

 

 

REPLAYS, SCORES and MATCH REPORT BOYS - DAY 5

Game One VIC 4 vs TAS 5

Victoria earned their spot in the semis by finishing top of Pool A with three wins and a draw in the preliminary rounds.

Tasmania made it through after finishing second in Pool B with two wins, two draws and a loss.

Tasmania's top scorers heading into the semis were Oliver Stebbings with six goals and Oscar Sproule with four.

Victoria had Emerson Hodder as their lead scorer on three goals.

In an action-packed match, Victoria went 3-0 up early thanks to a field goal from Joel Taylor in the 15th, success off a penalty corner for Duncan Jackson in the 20th and a field goal from Domenic Bozzone in the 24th.

Tasmania then responded with a four-goal blitz courtesy of Angus McMullen in the 27th, Rhys Wilkinson in the 29th, and Sproule in the 32nd and 34 minutes to go 4-3 up.

Sam Grandfield then shot in a field goal in the 52nd for Tasmania with Victorian Jackson scoring off a penalty in the 54th.

Tasmania now enter the decider.

 

Game Two NSW State 4 vs WA Gold 0

NSW State showed top form in the preliminary rounds to finish top of Pool B with an undefeated 5-0 run.

Western Australia Gold finished second to Victoria in Pool B with two wins and two draws.

NSW went into this late afternoon game armed with one of the leading goal scorers in the competition in Joshua Robson, who had netted seven goals.

Western Australia had their own dynamo in Charlie McCarthy who came in with three goals under his belt.

Robson was the first to score for NSWS in the semi with a field goal in the ninth minute.

His teammate Kane Nutley added another in the 27th with James Coleman contributing off a penalty corner in the 48th.

Oskar Smith then struck in the 58th to deliver NSW S a 4-0 win and a spot in the gold medal play-off.

 

MORE U15 ACTION:

REPLAY DAY 4 MATCHES HERE

REPLAY DAY 3 MATCHES HERE

REPLAY DAY 2 MATCHES HERE

REPLAY DAY 1 MATCHES HERE

 

2021 U15 AUSTRALIAN HOCKEY GIRLS POOLS

Pool A: NSW Blue, Queensland Maroons, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia Black.

Pool B: ACT, NSW State, Northern Territory, Queensland Gold, Victoria Development, Western Australia Gold.

 

2021 U15 AUSTRALIAN HOCKEY BOYS POOLS

Pool A: NSW Blue, Queensland Gold, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia Gold.

Pool B: ACT, NSW state, Queensland Maroons, Tasmania, Victoria Development, Western Australia Black

Originally published as Livestream: U15 Australian Hockey Champs - Day 5



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