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Stiles Electrical Premier League Round 2 Wrap

Published Mon 15 Apr 2024

From dominant wins to tight contests, there was plenty of exciting action on the hockey turf during round two of the Stiles Electrical Premier League.


After keeping North Coast Raiders scoreless in round one, WASPS have notched their second win in a row dispatching Whitford 4-1 at the Troy Pickard Hockey Centre on Saturday 13 April.

With player-coach Trent Mitton leading the charge, WASPS were quick to take possession and charge towards goal.

Chaz Davies was the first to open the account for WASPS, scoring a field goal six minutes into the opening quarter.

As Whitford looked to step up in defence, WASPS kept their composure and found their way towards goal with Mitton doubling the margin just a minute before half time.

Although Whitford prevented themselves from being kept scoreless thanks to a penalty corner via import Fraser Heigh, Mitton would respond in dramatic fashion, claiming his second goal of the match diving onto the turf under hot pursuit.

A late goal from Lachlan Sampson would put the cherry on top for a solid night out for WASPS, who walked away the victors.

Elsewhere, Fremantle Cockburn and Hale could not be separated after their match-up ended in a 1-1 draw, Victoria Park edged out Westside Wolves 3-2, a five-goal effort from James Day led Melville to recording a dominant 8-0 victory over Mods-OGM, UWA defeated Reds 3-0, and YMCC walked away the 2-0 victors after an arm-wrestle with North Coast Raiders.



An action-packed weekend of hockey action has resulted in North Coast Raiders emerging as the sole outright victors after holding off a determined Melville 2-0 at Hale Hockey Club on Sunday 14 April.

From the outset, the contest looked to be an arm-wrestle for possession with plenty of turnovers and high defensive pressure from both sides.

The tug of war-like contest saw neither side break through for a score during the first half.

It wasn’t until a minute before the three-quarter time break that Jade Vanderzwan made a successful shot at goal to get the Raiders on the board.

Although the Raiders would find their second field goal via Shanea Tonkin early in the final term, Melville were determined to find a way to respond.

However, opportunities to fight back were quashed by the Raiders as they held on to claim the win.

Several matches across the Women’s competition saw teams unable to be separated from one another.

The matchups between Victoria Park and Westside Wolves, and Suburban Lions and Hale both ended in 1-1 draws, while the contests between Whitford and WASPS, and Reds and UWA ended in 0-0 draws.


Division 2

In the Men’s competition, Hale held off Fremantle Cockburn 2-1 in a match that featured an action-packed third-quarter, Westside Wolves overcame a late comeback effort from Victoria Park to win 4-3, a hat-trick from Hunter Banyard helped Melville notch a 3-1 win over Mods-OGM, WASPS defeated Whitford 3-1, YMCC beat Curtin 1-0, and Monty Atkins scored a hat-trick during UWA’s dominant 7-2 victory over Reds.

In the Women’s competition, neither Victoria Park nor Westside Wolves could be separated, resulting in a 3-3 draw, Suburban Lions and Hale drew level at 1-all, four goals via Bente Baekers helped YMCC dominate Curtin University 8-1, UWA held off Reds 4-3, while the match between North Coast Raiders and Melville was postponed due to venue issues.

The Stiles Electrical Premier League is also proudly supported by Joel Mitton of RE/MAX Extreme.