STRIKING SUCCESS: Southern Suburbs player Andrea Farron helped her side to a 2-1 win over Park Avenue Brothers on Saturday afternoon.
STRIKING SUCCESS: Southern Suburbs player Andrea Farron helped her side to a 2-1 win over Park Avenue Brothers on Saturday afternoon. Lisa Benoit Roklhockey

Wanderers too slick for depleted Frenchville

WANDERERS A1 Women's coach Scott Deeth warned his side Southern Suburbs will be no pushover when they meet in the second round of their Rockhampton Hockey League next weekend.

The 2014 premiers battered Frenchville 7-0 when they played at Kalka Shades Saturday afternoon, but Deeth confirmed the return fixture was merely a warm up heading into a tough season.

"Playing Souths is always a hard game. They come out strong and are pretty unpredictable," Deeth said.

"Frenchville were missing a couple of key players on the weekend but they showed plenty of heart and proved they will be among the mix this year."

Deeth said his side's opening win over Frenchville was bittersweet with new recruits Kirralee Monkhouse and Mercedes Ash holding their own.

The Wanderers debutants joined Emily Richardson, Gabby Cook, Minka Elliott and Ainslee Deeth in the scoring ranks.

"Kirralee moved to Rocky from Grafton and seems to have slotted in nicely for us," he said.

"The game against Frenchville was a good all round team effort, we were really happy to secure the win."

Deeth praised back Cassandra Findlater for her efforts with the 17-year-old cementing her position in the halves for the third consecutive year.

"She really stepped up compared to previous years with her confidence growing through the roof," Deeth said.

Despite the win Deeth assured there was still plenty work on at training this week.

"We are a pretty young team with a lot of our players aged between 16 and 18, so we know brilliance won't happen overnight," he said.

"We have the talent its now just a matter of tweaking a few things and understanding on-field positions."

ROCKHAMPTON HOCKEY LEAGUE

 Women's A1 games played at Kalka Shades on Saturday afternoon.

 Wanderers 7 - 0 Frenchville Rovers

 Southern Suburbs 2 - 1 Park Avenue Brothers



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