Home' The Bunyip : September 10th 2014 Contents THE Gawler Strikers' A women
have upset Tanunda, winning 2-0, to
march into the Barossa Valley Hockey
Association grand final.
Having not beaten the Magpies in any
of their four encounters this year, the
Strikers held them scoreless on their way
to registering a stunning upset.
Gawler coach Lisa Johnson was ex-
tremely impressed at her side's ability to
stick to the game plan.
"I am very impressed, only because we
executed our game plan perfectly and
basically dominated the whole game,"
"I knew it was going to be close; I didn't
think we'd dominate as much as we did.
"All in all, it was a team effort and that's
what we talked about prior to the game,
was that one person can't take on a whole
team, it has to be a team effort.
"And they certainly did that on the
In a hard-fought first half, neither side
could gain the ascendancy.
The Strikers had several shots at goal,
but were unable to pierce the Tanunda
defence, with the scores remaining dead-
locked at half-time.
After the break it was Gawler that
emerged full of run and con-
It soon paid dividends,
when Laura Kingsmill and
Briony Rowell hit shots past
the Magpies' keeper within 10
minutes of each other to put
the Strikers up 2-0.
Despite its best efforts, Ta-
nunda could not break Gawler's
defence, resulting in its first loss
to the Strikers all season.
Johnson said the team would
be working hard at training to
ready themselves for grand final
"If we do meet (Tanunda) in
two weeks time it's going to be
a totally different game," she
"If we can play as well as we
played (against Tanunda) I can't
see any reason why we can't
come away with the win."
In the other final, Angas-
ton-Moculta United will face
Tanunda after eliminating
Nuriootpa with a 3-2 win.
Erin Giles, Tamika Graetz and Chelsea
Koch all scored singles for AM United, as
did Miranda Dixon and Renee Bishop for
In the final minor round of the A-men
competition, Nuriootpa thrashed Trinity
7-1 to secure the minor premiership.
Veteran Nuri striker Brad Fairey scored
four goals, with Adam Pietsch, Cameron
Mullins and Jai Lowke getting singles,
while Andrew Gouge was Trinity's only
In the other match, Tanunda thumped
AM United 5-1 to gain some momentum
heading into finals.
Magpies' Ryan Muirhead finished with
two goals, and Greg Moore, Nathan
Gogoll and Josh Dutschke one each, with
AM United's Chris Hunt getting his side's
FINALS RESULTS: A WOMEN: Gawler 2 d
Tanunda 0; AM United 3 d Nuriootpa 2. B
MEN: Tanunda White 2 d Tanunda Black
1; Nuriootpa Green 1 d Nuriootpa Gold 0.
UNDER 14: Nuriootpa 1 d Trinity College 0;
AM United 4 d Tanunda White 1.
MINOR ROUND RESULTS: A MEN: Tanunda
5 d AM United 1; Nuriootpa 7 d Trinity 1. B
WOMEN: AM United 4 d Tanunda 1; Gawler
1 d Nuriootpa 0. UNDER 17: Nuriootpa 3 d
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"All in all, it was a team
effort and that's what we talked
about prior to the game, was that
one person can't take on a whole
team, it has to be a team effort.
And they certainly did that on the
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Hummocks causes upset
turned its form around to com-
plete a stunning one-goal win
over Mallala in the Adelaide
Plains Netball Association
on the weekend to progress
through to the grand final.
The Eagles needed to improve
on their performances over
the past month to be in with a
shot and produced some stun-
ning netball to defeat the minor
Hummocks' Bridget Guth-
berg was outstanding and guided
her side to victory, while Lau-
ren Conciani stood tall for the
In the other final, Long Plains
produced a nail-biting upset
over Two Wells, winning by two
The Roosters finished three
games clear of United on the
ladder, but that meant little on
Sunday as they were outplayed
by a hungrier Tiger outfit.
United star Tori Docherty
shone brightly in her team's vic-
tory, with Nicole Darling trying
hard all game for Two Wells.
Mallala will host United for
this Saturday's preliminary fi-
nal, with the winner progress-
ing through to face Hummocks
in the grand final the following
A1: Hummocks 45 (B. Guth-
berg) d Mallala 44 (L. Conciani);
Long Plains 44 (T. Doherty) d Two
Wells 42 (N. Darling).
A2: Mallala 59 (C. Buckley) d
Two Wells 47 (T. Beere); Hamley
Bridge 45 (B. Wedding) d Balak-
lava 37 (N. Wehr).
A3: Two Wells 50 (B. Thomson) d
Mallala 42 (B. Angus); Hummocks
35 (K. White) d Long Plains 18 (B.
A4: Two Wells 47 (L. Cocks) d
Hummocks 33 (S. Wolf ); Mallala 44
(E. Clark) d Virginia 15 (B. Bryan).
A5: Two Wells Home 40 (R. Wil-
liams) d Two Wells Away 31 (R.
Pitt); Long Plains 37 (M. Smith) d
Mallala 35 (A. Cawrse).
17 & Under: Mallala 35 (G. Far-
relly) d Long Plains 17 (A. O'Brien);
Two Wells 25 (T. Oakley) d Balak-
lava 17 (T. McBride).
15 & Under: Long Plains 33 (K.
Gregory) d Mallala 21 (J. Heaslip);
Balaklava 21 (L. Burman) d Ham-
ley Bridge 19 (C. Durdin).
13 & Under A: Mallala 28 (E.
Thorne) d Balaklava 27 (S. Bond);
Hamley Bridge 23 (M. Burns) d
Long Plains 18 (B. Witt).
13 & Under B: Mallala 40 (T. Car-
penter) d Balaklava 12 (S. Ingram);
Hummocks 23 (B. White) d Ham-
ley Bridge 10 (L. McCabe).
RIGHT: Mallala's Lauren
Jarmyn takes a shoot at
goal against a determined
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
TANUNDA will do battle against Trinity
in the A-men preliminary final this Saturday
to determine who will play Nuriootpa in the
Barossa Valley Hockey League grand final next
Nuriootpa progressed straight through to the
decider, having finished atop the ladder, with
Trinity now facing a huge challenge against the
Tanunda finished a whopping 12 games clear in
second place ahead of Trinity, which had just four
wins for the season.
Despite the Magpies winning all seven encoun-
ters this season, Trinity lost by just one goal in
each of the side's two most recent clashes, which
shows it is capable of pushing the league's second-
Proven goal-scorer Josh Dutschke will be impor-
tant for Tanunda, while Andrew Gouge will need
to play a big game to help his side snatch victory.
LAST TIME THEY MET: Tanunda defeated
TANUNDA needs to beat Angaston-Moculta
United in this Saturday's A-women preliminary
final to book itself a rematch against Gawler in
next week's grand final.
The Magpies were shell-shocked in their semi-
final clash with the Strikers on the weekend, and
will be out for redemption, while United will be
looking to snatch an upset.
A United win is very possible; despite losing its
past three games against Tanunda, United beat its
rival in the first encounter of the season.
Since then, two matches have been decided by
just one goal, which makes this contest a lot closer
than it may appear on paper.
Key players for the Magpies include striker Sum-
mer Dinnison, Georgia Brown and Alison Murch,
while for United Chelsea Koch, Alyssa Stephens
and Georgia Harrison all have a big role to play.
LAST TIME THEY MET: Tanunda defeated
AM United 3-2.
THE Barossa Valley Hockey Association will
name its best and fairest players on Monday
night, with a number of players looking a good
In the A men, 2013 league medallist Greg
Schulz, of Nuriootpa, has had another stellar sea-
son, scoring 23 goals so far, while last year's run-
ner-up Michael Graetz, of Angaston-Moculta
United, has played every game this season and is
sure to poll well.
In the A women, Gawler's Briony Rowell will be
out to defend her title as last year's medallist, hav-
ing scored seven goals from 13 games this season.
-- Grady Hudd
Strikers into GF
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