‘Silly mistakes’ cost Kedron-Wavell Wolves men
A COUPLE of rapid-fire “silly mistakes” that led to goals late in the first half made Saturday’s 5-0 home loss to Labrador look worse than it was, Kedron-Wavell men’s division 1 hockey coach Matt Smith said yesterday.
He said the result was a marked improvement on the previous time they met, which the coach recalled was a 13-0 drubbing.
The Wolves had been holding their own against the Brisbane Hockey League powerhouse club at Burringar Park until Labrador found the back of the goal towards the end of the half. Then Kedron-Wavell briefly lost concentration in marking, which was all their opponents needed to bang home another couple.
“If our marking had been tighter those two goals just would not have happened and going into half-time at 1-0 would have made a big difference.
“A few basic errors let us down but those are not hard to fix up.”
Ramsay’s speed and skill tested Labrador and he could provide “the X-factor” for the Wolves this season, he said.
Smith said player fitness – a weakness last season – had held up well, and the team created more opportunities.
They take on Norths at the State Hockey Centre at 3.30pm on Saturday.
Meanwhile, in the Brisbane Women’s Hockey Association, Kedron-Wavell continued its unbeaten start to the division 1 season with a comprehensive victory over Ascot on Saturday.
A BWHA spokesman said Britt Noffke scored two goals to join Ashlea Fey (Valley) at the top of the competition’s goal scorers list, as Kedron-Wavell scored a 6-0 win at Mary Nairn Fields at Redcliffe.
Jasmine Larosa, Courtney Kerr, Alyssa Kerr and Kim Kersten also scored for the Wolves.
The Wolves women have a bye this weekend.