Orbost overcomes Wellington

AT home for its first match of the season, Wellington lost to Orbost 5-1 in the second round of East Gippsland hockey’s open competition.

Sale defeated Swan Reach 5-1 away, while Maffra had the bye.

In the women’s, Maffra was too strong for the young Nagle team, winning 10-0. A strong defence backed up forwards Caitlin Frisina, with four, and Ainsley Butcher and Jess Cull taking three each.

Sale’s women also defeated Swan Reach 3-1.

Sale and Maffra recorded good wins in the under 18s, Sale defeating Swan Reach 9-1 and Maffra defeating Nagle 8-1.