Wodonga Hockey Club’s inaugural mothers v daughters clash was a success, with the mothers leading 3-2 before weather intervened on Saturday night.
Nicole Hart, Stacey Potter and Ally Hughson found the back of the net for the mothers, while Lucy Warhurst and Faith Wolter’s goals kept the daughters in it.
A severe thunderstorm and hail forced an early end to the contest, with the mothers crowned the winners and earning bragging rights.
The match doubled as a fundraiser for Betty’s Place in Albury, which offers support and accommodation to homeless women, those on the verge of homelessness, as well as women escaping family and domestic violence.
Event organiser Kerry Devereaux was thrilled with the response which saw $1200 raised.
“We had the support of a lot of local businesses, which was really good with donations and gift vouchers,” she said.
“It was a good turnout, everyone had such a good time.
“We made the girls eat their words because they said they were going to wipe the floor with us, but they all want a rematch.
“I’m hoping with the success of this one, especially with the businesses supporting us, we can do it again next year and have it as an annual thing.”
Meanwhile, in Hockey Albury-Wodonga division one women, Wodonga recorded a 6-3 win over United on Sunday.
Kyrie Hardwick led the way with a double for the victors, while Imogen Albon, Grace Devereaux, Hayley Hart and Rylee Pontt also found the back of the net.
United’s goals came from Seana Blain, Bella Heagney and Chloe Jones.
Falcons scored a 5-0 salute against Magpies thanks to a brace from Jess Madden and further goals to Mickayla Blackshaw, Sally Borella and Emma Pontt, while Wombats-Beechworth fell 3-2 to Norths.
Georgia McCormick and Belle Lowe’s goals weren’t enough as Norths prevailed thanks to successful attempts from Jade Mann, Emma Pizzey and Sherren Rahaley.
In division one men’s matches, two early goals from Ross Smith proved enough to see Magpies over the line 2-0 against Falcons.
United continued its late charge for a spot in the top-four with a 7-1 triumph against Wodonga, while Norths kept its good run of form going with a 4-2 result against Wombats.
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