Hockey: Melville City women claim 3-1 win over Westside to retain top 4 spot

Melville's Preah Hetherington in action against Westside Wolves. Picture: Teresa Forbes - TJM Photography
Melville's Preah Hetherington in action against Westside Wolves. Picture: Teresa Forbes - TJM Photography

MELVILLE came from a goal down to beat Westside Wolves 3-1 and retain its spot in the top four of the women’s State Hockey League at Melville Stadium on Sunday.

The visitors came out firing and set up camp in front of Melville’s goal, finally breaking through after their sixth penalty corner in a row to silence the home crowd.

Melville responded immediately in the following minute through ACT import Laura Gray who struck home a beautiful field goal.

The sides entered half time deadlocked 1-1 but Melville took the game by the horns after the break, WA Diamond Aimee Clark deflecting a flat hit from Mathilda Carmichael to put the home side ahead in the 61st minute.

Melville’s Chole Carter put the result beyond doubt when she tapped a third goal home just before the final siren.

It was a landmark victory for the Premier 1 women’s side, which was playing without Australian Institute of Sport standouts Eddie Bone and Renee Taylor who are both on national duties.

The women’s second and third grade sides beat Wolves 3-0 and 4-0 respectively to both remain unbeaten on to of their ladders.

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