Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Sheppard's Flock of Hope; Damon's Wallaroos Aiming to Impress

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Sheppard's Flock of Hope; Damon's Wallaroos Aiming to Impress

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Byline: Richard Harvey

Damon Sheppard last won a Maryborough District Hockey Association A1 premiership-winning medal in 1997.

The Wallaroos captain wouldn't mind if the long wait to repeat that success ends this year - the signs are looking good.

Wallaroos are currently second on the ladder with the race to the finals entering the final furlong.

Sheppard and his team-mates, who include another member of the last Wallaroos line-up to taste some premiership success, Derek Wright, played their way to another win in the latest round.

They beat Brothers 3-1.

Cody Goldenstein (two) and Michael Guthrie scored the all-important goals for Wallaroos.

Nick Waters found the back of the net for Brothers.

While the win pleased him, Sheppard, who has played for the Wallaroos A1 team since he was 16, said he and his players were not about to get carried away by it.

"We all realise that there is a lot more hockey to be played before we can start thinking about winning premierships but we're playing some good hockey now," Sheppard said. …

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