Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Grafton High on Top; School Team Wraps Up Minor Premiership

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Grafton High on Top; School Team Wraps Up Minor Premiership

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Byline: Patrick Allen Facebook: Daily Examiner Sport

Grafton High wrapped up the minor premiership of the women's A-Grade hockey competition with a convincing win over McAuley on Saturday.

The two school-based sides have combined to produce some strong matches this season, but Grafton High proved too strong on this occasion and ran out 3-0 winners.

aThere were some very good displays of quick passing hockey,a Grafton High manager Michelle Blanch said. aEmilia Blanch and Bridgett Mawhirt were excellent in defence, too.a

Tayla Lambeth and Millie Payne scored for Grafton High, as did Anna Brotherson who converted a penalty stroke.

While Grafton High is locked in for the major semi-final, the battle for second on the ladder remains fierce.

McAuley and Demons are in contention for a major semi berth, a spot highly sought after in the four-team competition.

The two teams play each other tomorrow night and should Demons beat McAuley the two teams will head into the final two rounds of competition on level points. …

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