Hockey: Melville City men and women record dominant wins

Hockey: Melville City men and women record dominant wins

MELVILLE City’s men extended its winning streak to three games with a 4-0 victory over Suburban Lions on Saturday night.

Melville dominated the game from start to finish and was never threatened, with goalkeeper Tristan Clemons not touching the ball during the game.

Tim Geers return from injury was marked with an early goal, and from there Melville played with patience and persistence against a defensively minded Suburban outfit.

Justin McDougall added his tenth for the season before half time, and Nic Tate netted twice after the break to complete the scoring.

Coach Russell Lee said he was happy with what he characterised as a solid performance.

“We are starting to string wins together, but more importantly we are playing good hockey for long periods, and shutting the opposition out of the game,” he said.

“The only real blemish today was that we didn’t score more heavily, but full credit to the Lions’ keeper, he had an outstanding game.

“Three wins in a row and five from our last six has set the season up for us but we need to keep improving, especially in conversion of our chances to score.”

The women also recorded a comprehensive 4-0 win over Suburban Lions.