Sale wins hockey derby

SALE defeated Wellington 8-1 during round five of East Gippsland men’s hockey.

The local derby at Lions Park was played in cold, wet and windy conditions, as was the case across the district.

The visitor won with goals from Ryan Maynard (two), Chetan Kanda (two), Jason Slattery (two), Sarah Boag and Adam Slattery. Kaylam Benson scored for Wellington.

Nagle defeated the home side Maffra 2-0 with goals from Shane Bartlett and Paula O’Neill.

Swan Reach had a 3-1 win over Bairnsdale at Lakes Entrance. Joel Barnett, Simon Murrell and David Tong scored for Swan Reach, while Ed Long found the net for Bairnsdale.

SALE continued its unbeaten run in the women’s competition, defeating Wellington 19-0.

Jenny McGuinness scored five goals, Sarah Boag four, Emily Carrolan, Mikayla Colley, Belinda Coulton and Julianne Nichols two each, while Lexie Nairn and Jemma Tattersall scored one each.

Maffra won a high quality game against Nagle 2-0 with goals scored by Caitlyn Frisina and Gabrielle Smith. Bairnsdale was too strong for Swan Reach, winning 11-0 with goals from Sarah Grixti (four), Sarah Whitechurch (two), Beck Corben (two), Jude Lunny, Danae Murrell and Shana Snell.

Swan Reach was too strong for Bairnsdale, winning 11-0 with goals from Sarah Grixti (four), Sarah Whitechurch (two), Beck Corben (two), Jude Lunny, Danae Murrell and Shana Snell.

THERE will be no EGHA matches this weekend with many junior players involved in Junior Country Week.

When competition resumes on June 1, Maffra will host Bairnsdale, Wellington travels to Orbost and Swan Reach is home to Sale. Nagle has the bye.