Relentless attack from top of the ladder WASPS smashed the division one Peel Rebels hockey men’s team with a 7-0 loss on the weekend.
The WASPS had six Australian Hockey League representatives playing for their side plus Olympian Robbie Hammond on the turf.
Within a few minutes a brilliant goal by WASPS AIS development player, Trent Mitton, set the pattern for the first half of the game.
The Rebels did their best but were unable to slow the exhibition of forward play that saw WASPS turn over four goals by half-time.
Despite the traditional grit of the Rebels including the reliable Lance Wiggers, Adam Williamson, Sean Griffiths and Leigh Meyers, WASPS continued to school the Peel side.
Despite the final score Peel goalkeeper Jarrod Jones contributed some solid saves which fended off the possibility of an even worse result for the side.
The Rebels’ Willowbridge women’s team played host to Rockingham.
However, any advantage from the home turf did not materialise for the Rebels as Rockingham put on strong pressure.
An early goal from Rockingham had Peel chasing an equalising score for the rest of the game but they could not keep up, finishing 1-0.
Brittany MacNab was able to stop further goals from Rockingham with a top display of goalkeeping while Katie Vipond and Loxie Webb put a strong effort on the field to stop further opportunities arising for their opponents.
Jeff Morrissey’s Provisional One men’s side had a percentage booster against the bottom side Mods/Harlie.
Quick decision-making and passing put the Rebels in front with an outstanding 8-0 win in spite of a late injury sustained by Windows Passmore.
After playing two games on the weekend, the Alliance side under the guidance of Dave Long, could not deliver a solid performance in Friday’s game.
Mistraps, poor communication and bad passing were the common themes of the night when they went down 4-0 to Hale’s second team.
On Sunday the team played with more purpose and vitality and were unlucky to go down only 3-0 to the top team Hale.
Dylan Squibb showed promise on the wing, while brothers Mitch and Shaq Banyard showed strong signs of improvement.
Lincoln Meyers has quickly settled back into hockey and it won’t be long before he will have an impact in any game he plays.