For the second round in the young season, Casey Hockey Club’s senior unit has finished the weekend undefeated.
Five of the seven senior sides tasted victory, while the men’s Reserves and Women’s Metro B South side both fought out 0-0 stalemates.
The men’s firsts came from behind to vanquish Melbourne High School 4-2. Casey started the better, finding the goal first after star striker Bryan Young pinched the pill and found Blake Edwards, who set up the energetic Jake Lazzari. But Melbourne High worked its way into the game and struck just before the quarter time whistle, before going ahead in the second quarter as the Cannons looked at sea. Casey righted the ship after the long break and Young opened his account with a penalty corner dragflick that gave the opposing goalkeeper no chance. The Cannons next came on their prettiest play of the game. Young gun Dave Noney forced a turnover, finding Craig Moore down the left wing. Moore hit Young on the baseline, who found a streaking Noney at the top of the circle, his shot deflected in by Nick McPhee to take the lead. Young finished it off with a tomahawk in the last to keep the Cannons three-game unbeaten streak alive and solidify top spot in Vic League 2.
The women’s firsts are also undefeated thanks to back-to-back wins, this one a 2-0 result over Melbourne High in Vic League 2. The Cannons had all the play in this one and peppered the goals, speed machine Mikaela Davis and the crafty Bron Moult doing the damage on the scoresheet.
Returning Cannon Jane Gipp and Reserves coach Tina Horwood each found the net in the women’s Reserves 2-0 win over Melbourne High School. The three points put the Cannons into the four.
Youngster Matthew Lawler had a brilliant game in the men’s Metro B side as the thirds pinched a 3-2 win over Frankston. In a tight contest, Riley Davis’ solo effort gave the Cannons the lead and Andrew Harris provided the match winner in his return to action at Casey.
The men’s Metro C side dominated their contest with Collegians, running out 4-0 winners. James Doble helped himself to a brace, while Jas Singh and Lethal Leigh Welsh rounded out the goalscorers for the fourths.
The U14 side is one from one thanks to a 5-0 walkover from Bayside.
A big 9-1 win over Frankston was celebrated by the U12s. Madison Edney and Alfie Ray slammed in four goals each, with Deane Blignaut adding the other in the rout.
With many debutants, the U10 side had a big defeat against Maccabi, but Lilly Kelly and Cleo Gaustella both said they had a lot of fun and it’s all about getting out there and trying to improve.
All games away. Remember Sunday is Mother’s Day, so please plan accordingly and if you’re unavailable, add it to the team app early to help selectors.
WVL2 v WestVic, Sat, 4pm @ BALLARAT
WPF v Yarra Valley, Sat, 3.30pm @ YARRA
WMBS v Collegians, Sat, 2pm @ MONASH
MVL2 v St Bedes, Sun, 2pm @ MENTONE
MVL2R v St Bedes, Sun, 12.30pm @ MENTONE
MMBS v St Bede’s, Sun, 6.30pm @ MENTONE
MMC v Dandenong, Sun, 2pm @ DANDENONG
MM45CSE v Mentone, Mon, 8pm @ HOME