Strikers were pleased to walk away with a draw after putting up a strong performance against Mooroopna in their Goulburn Valley Hockey Association A-grade women's clash.OLIVER CAFFREY August 20, 2014 3:10am
Strikers coach Ben Harman was more than happy to take a point from Sunday’s clash against Mooroopna.
The Cats have been one of the in-form teams in the second half of the Goulburn Valley Hockey Association A-grade women’s season.
Strikers more than matched it with their higher-ranked opposition and had opportunities to pull off an upset victory.
Harman said he was happy with the performance, but the side needed to improve ahead of a clash with the ladder-leader this weekend.
‘‘I think there’s still a lot of improvement to go, we’ve got one round left and we sit fourth before taking on Echuca next week,’’ Harman said. ‘‘Hopefully we have a good crack at them next week and the way the ladder is playing out, there’s every chance we’ll play them again in the finals.’’
Strikers were boosted by the return of star goalkeeper Cara Disint from Victorian representative duties and Bec Taylor after two weeks on the sidelines with a broken finger.
‘‘It’s been quite up and down all year with availability — we’ve had players out with sickness and people away, but we’re pretty happy with a one-all draw,’’ Harman said.
The Cats scored early in the game through Mardi Petherick, but Taylor was able to level it up midway through the first half.
‘‘There was a lot of toing and froing back and forth, it was an even match-up on the day and the inclusion of Bec and Cara really helped,’’ Harman said.
Leanne Bedwell, Taylor and Hannah Keady were standouts for the Strikers, while Ellie Winzer, Carly Lawton and Sally Higgins served the Cats well.
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