A-grade women's Ladder-leader Echuca-Moama has been unable to shake off a dogged Shepparton Youth Club challenge and has had to settle for a draw in their Goulburn Valley Hockey Association clash.MATTHEW GALEA July 23, 2014 3:15am
No matter how hard it tried, Echuca-Moama just could not shake a stubborn Shepparton Youth Club.
The Goulburn Valley Hockey Association A-grade women’s league-leader was forced to settle for a 3-3 draw with SYC despite taking the lead on three separate occasions.
The Water Rats are comfortably in front at the head of the table, leading second-placed SYC by five points, but have come unstuck against SYC twice this season.
Echuca-Moama coach Adam Thompson said despite having the lead three times, he was not too disappointed with the result.
‘‘They’re a good team and they’ve got some very good attacking players,’’ Thompson said.
‘‘I expect them to go very close to making the grand final.
‘‘Sue-Ellen Russell is always hard to match up with and she ended up with two goals, so it’s hard to be too disappointed.’’
Kari Gulson had the Water Rats 1-0 up before SYC levelled the scores.
Kim Broadhurst put Echuca-Moama back in front only for Aimee Willmott to score an equaliser before Gulson got her second with a well-worked team goal.
The points were not in the bag, though and Russell struck again to level the scores.
Although Russell scored two goals, Thompson was happy with how Sally Thompson went about her task of marking the in-form SYC attacker.
‘‘She got two goals, but I think they were both from short corners and otherwise she did a very good job,’’ Adam said.
‘‘We had to defend a lot for the first 15 minutes, which we did well, but we had some trouble moving the ball out of defence.
‘‘It was a similar result last time we played SYC, but that time they had 30 shots to our three, so to be honest we’re happy with the result.’’
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