Maffra women finish on top

MAFFRA was too strong for Orbost, winning 5-1 to also claim the East Gippsland women’s hockey minor premiership.

Emily Mogridge scored a hat-trick for Maffra with Sharon Mogridge and Kate Steinman scoring one each. Stephanie Coote scored for Orbost.

The Sale Swans forfeited to the Sale Cygnets, who finished second on the ladder.

Nagle defeated Wellington 7-0 with goals from Fiona Morrison (three), Mikayla Blackshaw (two) Rebecca Jonkers and Annalise Allen.

Swan Reach defeated Bairnsdale 6-0. Goals were scored by Shana Snell (two), Katie Tong (two), Stephanie Nichols and Rebecca Corben.

SALE will head into the men’s finals after drawing 2-2 at home to minor premier Nagle.

Daniel Monaghan and Jason Slattery scored for Sale, while Nagle’s goals came from Ren Crunden-Smith and Connor MacLean.

Orbost defeated Maffra 5-1 with goals from Brendan Coulton (two), Craig Martin (two) and Jason Lovell. Maffra’s goal scorer was Adam Cairns.

Swan Reach ended Bairnsdale’s premiership defence with a 3-0 win. Damian Snell scored two goals and Simon Murrell one.

THE finals begin on Saturday with the semi-finals to be played at the WORLD ground in Bairnsdale from 9am. The women’s matches begin at 1pm with the men’s from 2.30pm.

All four teams remaining in the men’s competition are capable of winning on the day and all very keen to advance to the next round.

Nagle and Orbost will meet in the major semi-final. Both are in good form with Orbost having been the big improvers over the second half of the season.

Swan Reach and Sale will play in the knock-out minor semi-final.

In the women’s, Maffra will play the Sale Cygnets in the major semi-final. The Cygnets won their last encounter, proving Maffra can be beaten, setting the stage for a good game tomorrow.

Nagle and Swan Reach will meet in the minor semi.

In the under 18s, Nagle and Bairnsdale will play in the major semi-final and Swan Reach and Orbost meet in the minor semi.

Nagle and Swan Reach will play the under 15 major semi, while Bairnsdale and Maffra play off in the minor semi.

In the under 13s, the major semi-final will be between Nagle and Swan Reach, while Bairnsdale and Orbost will play in the minor semi-final.

´╗┐For more scores, and ladders, read Friday’s Gippsland Times.