THE Peel Rebels got off to a flying start as the Provisional Ones men’s team took a solid 5-0 win over Melville at home.
Strikers Brendan Nagle and Aaron Reichard had a field day with the solid defensive effort from Mark Sergi and Ben Day.
An impressive overhead from Sergi allowed Reichard to easily slot in a goal for the side, while an incredible back-stick slap from Nagle helped to put the Melville side further behind.
Goal keeper Kyle Daniels put in his best display of the year and knocked back several goal-attempts by Melville.
The Willowbridge Rebels women’s team started well and led 2-1 at the half-time siren against Whitford.
However the opposition were then relentless in attack and the Rebels could not hold the ball in their forward line long enough to give the defenders a break.
Eventually, Whitford wore the Rebels down and goaled to equalised the score with only 10 minutes to go.
After some final ditch efforts, the Rebels walked away with a 2-2 draw.
Katy Vipond was best on-field with assistance from Jenna Vermeulen Tamika Hood and Brittany McNabb in defence.
The final home game saw the Rebel Ones men’s side take on Curtain Trinity who had only lost one game.
For much of the first half the Rebels played an improved possession game and were only one goal down at the break.
The second half saw the Rebels continue to carry on where they left off with strong hockey but the wheels fell off and three goals were netted by the opposition in only 10 minutes.
In the meltdown, Rebel Alex Wenn was unlucky to be concussed as the team went down 4-0 by the final whistle.
Wenn is currently recovering without major injury.
He and Leigh Meyers, Adam Williamson and Scott Forsyth were the best in a team which has continued to improve at the top level.
The Alliance 3’s Rebels men’s team had a tough day after a series of team withdrawals.
Some quick support from the One’s side put the team back on track for the game against Victoria Park.
The game started well, but with an injury to a key defender, holes were soon found in the defence and the opposition got on top
The final 5-1 loss was disappointing but reflected the difficulties the team had from the start.
Dylan Squibb would have been pleased with his efforts solid contributions from Lance Wiggers, Ben Stam and Dylan Towie for the Rebels.
The Rebels under 17 girls have lifted the bar and are now putting the heat on the top sides in their grade.
University, long regarded as the top junior club in WA, came up against a Peel side that went in with confidence and strength to take them on.
The Rebels back line - led by Paige Nancarrow and Tessa Drew - denied the UWA attack for long periods of the first half.
However, a goal by UWA a few minutes before the half-time siren was a disappointing result.
Not to be deterred the young Rebels girls went in strongly in the second half but could not put the ball in the net.
UWA kept coming as McNabb successfully defended many short corners, until eventually they forced another goal and finished in front 2-0.
The Rebels under 15 boys continue their winning streak with their best game of the year, a 3-2 victory against UWA and a successful start for new coach Kieran Abbott.
UWA got off to a flyer with the first score of the match.
Hamish Puttman led the fight-back with a brilliant set up for Ashley Lazenby to score just before half-time.
A huge team effort in the second half saw the boys get on top and run out winners three goals to two.
Marshall Puzey, his brother Seaton, Luke Abbott and Sandon Isles all played their part with consistent hockey.