“Near perfect”season for girls

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Premiers: Mornington under-16 Girls pennant team enjoy grand final glory. Picture: Supplied

MORNINGTON Peninsula Hockey Club’s under-16 Girls’ Green pennant team completed a near perfect season as they took out a nail-biting grand final victory over Doncaster on Friday 7 September.

It wasn’t until the final five minutes that Mornington were able to break through Doncaster’s defence to score the decisive goal that secured them the victory at the Dandenong Hockey Centre.

The grand final game was even throughout, but Mornington managed to hold off Doncaster until the final whistle and claimed the victory 1-0.

Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club secretary Cheryle Bishop said, “It was an amazing display of courage, determination and self-belief”.

Winning the grand final was also a fitting end for four of the players who were playing in their last junior game.

The grand final winning team consisted of:

Tahlia Bradford, Vanessa Carlyle, Erin Case, Miah Coillet, Lily Fielden, Lana Harris-Dent, Melody Johnson, Emma Lewis, Mia McWilliams, Maya Rich-Danks, Emma Sherrington, Kasey Smith, Jessica Stepanavicius, Amy Uren, Carolyn Van Der Bijl, and Aleisha Walters.

Sam Thomson coached the side  and Cam Bradford was the team manager.

Summer Hockey is also set to commence on Wednesday 10 October at the Peninsula Hockey Centre. For further details contact Cheryle Bishop on 9766 7478.

First published in the Mornington News – 2 October 2018

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