LGSHA on form in city and country
The Lower Great Southern Hockey Association has produced solid results over the past fortnight in junior hockey carnivals in both Perth and Narrogin.
The LGSHA sent four teams to compete in boys and girls J 7/8 and J 9/10 competitions at the Smarter than Smoking Perth Club Championships.
In the final of the boys J 7/8, LGSHA drew 1-1 with School Sports WA to leave them fourth overall on a count back in the A-grade division.
The grade was dominated by metropolitan teams so the result was well-received by coach Geoff Sandilands.
The LGSHA girls 7/8 were crowned B-grade champions after defeating Rockingham in the grand final 2-1.
Coach Andre Gabriel was really pleased with how hard his team had trained in the lead-up and felt they fully deserved the win.
LGSHA defeated EGHA 3-1 to come third in the A-grade J 9/10 boys competition with their coach Ashton Mills praising the team for stepping up against some very tough competition with players digging deep to produce some outstanding results.
In the J 9/10 girls division the LGSHA team went through to the grand final after disposing of Goldfields 3-1 in the semifinal.
Unfortunately the girls could not reproduce the result and lost the grand final to YMCC 1-3 in a tough game played in wet conditions.
Coach Renae Parsons always knew the depth in this team was outstanding and was rewarded with a solid second place in the A-grade division.
To finish off a strong fortnight of hockey, the two LGSHA 5/6 teams placed as runners-up after losing their respective grand finals at the Upper Great Southern Carnival in Narrogin on Sunday.
The boys lost to YMCC 2-1 in a hard-fought game that could have gone either way.
The LGSHA 5/6 girls were feeling the effects of all of their six previous games, going down 4-0 to a mature and classy Collie team in their grand final.
Meanwhile in other news talented local trio Mitchell Hathaway, Charlie Hudson and Fergus Sandilands have made it into a squad of 50 players vying for a spot in the State under-13s team that have trial two this Saturday.
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