Souths, Pat’s scoreless

SOUTHS and St Pat’s fought out a scoreless draw in Saturday’s Country Energy Western Premier League match at Cooke Hockey complex.
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As the score suggests, the defence of both teams was excellent, with neither side able to score the crucial goal that could have consolidated their place in the top five.

St Pat’s coach Wayne Wright said the game was up for grabs, but he believed his team held better possession in the second half.

Wright said he was quite happy with his team’s performance, but with four or five teams on almost equal par on the WPL table, a win would have been valuable for his side.

“Jenny (Muldoon) and Rachel (Braun) did play well, but I really was quite happy with the whole team’s performance,” he said.

Souths’ coach Trevor Reece was particularly impressed with his team’s defensive effort during the match.

“We had as many (goal) chances as they did, but I think our defence was really brilliant and it must have frustrated the hell out of them,” Reece said.

“It was a good, tough even game of hockey, whereas we’ve been sort of scrambling in matches in the last few weeks.

“That (Saturday’s match) will do us the world of good.”

St Pat’s will next face the Steamers in Dubbo, while Souths will play Waratahs in another Bathurst derby.

ST PAT’S 0 drew with SOUTHS 0.

p DUBBO Railway Steamers finally converted a strong start into goals to record a convincing win over Orange Ex-Services in their clash at Dubbo.

Dubbo scored twice early in the first half and went on to win 5-1 with Sharon Roberts scoring twice for the home side.

DUBBO 5 (Sharon Roberts 2, Gail Clinton, Jodi Sharp, Jocelyn Knight) def EX-SERVICES 1 (Ashlea Warrender).

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