Meteors hockey teams target CQHL semi finals
HOCKEY: Meteors A1 women stepped up and claimed a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Frenchville Rovers in a tough encounter Central Queensland Hockey League match.
Both teams were hungry for the vital competition points and Meteors proved to be touch more determined than the Rovers.
After a scoreless first half, both teams settled down to play hockey and get the scoreboard ticking over.
Meteors opened the scoring in the first 10 minutes of the second half with Brooke Hanson slotting in a goal that just snuck over the goal line.
Frenchville Rovers came back strongly 10 minutes later to draw level, with Ebonee Moffat netting the goal.
With less than five minutes to go in the game, Sue Rayner made a backline-cutting run into the Rovers circle and passed to teammate Kellie Pagel who slammed the ball into the goal and put the final result beyond doubt.
Meteors captain Jo Homann was relieved with the game's outcome.
"It was a tough game and a good team win," she said.
"We handed too much possession over and at half time we spoke about having to work together as a team and play our game of hockey.
"Our goalkeeper Isabel Nolke had a blinder and kept up the chatter from the back."
The Meteors men had an away game against competition leaders Wanderers and went down 5-1.
Coach Shannon Bobart was optimistic about the match.
"There are a lot of positives we can take away from the game considering our recent results against Wanderers," Bobart said. "Now we have one game left to go in the CQHL season and then start thinking about the upcoming semi-finals.
Meteors men's next game is against Southern Suburbs at Rigby Park.