Hockey: weather hinders in Melville’s 0-0 stalemate with Old Guildfordians

Hockey: weather hinders in Melville’s 0-0 stalemate with Old Guildfordians

MELVILLE City Hockey Club played out a scoreless draw with Old Guildfordians Mundaring in cold, wet and blustery conditions yesterday.

Both teams have struggled to make an impact this season and were looking to take steps towards climbing out of the bottom half of the table, but the conditions limited the ability of either team to play free-flowing hockey.

Melville created several opportunities but failed to capitalise, and strong defensive efforts from Alex Wenn and Tristan Clemons kept Guildford’s strong penalty corner unit at bay.

Melville coach Russell Lee was philosophical after the match.

“I thought we had the better of the game but the conditions didn’t help us move the ball the way we wanted to,” he said.

“We had enough chances to create a win but will settle for the draw and move forward.

“We have an important game next week against another mid-table team in YMCA.

“It will be good to get back on our home turf and have our crowd supporting us as we build into the second half of the year.”

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