JUNIOR girls hockey players took to the pitch in bitterly cold conditions but it did not deter the enthusiasm of the players nor the standard of play.
Jays Blue v Jays White: The club derby was an evenly matched affair with both teams depleted in numbers.
Jays White scored a good goal off a penalty corner and followed up with a terrific goal off as a result of lead up work.
Both goals were scored by Katie Dowler who was also rock solid in defence.
Katie has continued her excellent form from the under 15 state titles when she was a key player with the triumphant Lithgow district team.
In the second half, Jays Blues came close to a draw after a series of torrid attacks with Tennelle Collins and Tiarne Roots running themselves ragged.
The team work eventually forced a breach inside the attacking 23 metres which resulted in a good goal to Keely Newham.
Georgia Ifopo and Lauren Dukes put in 100 per cent efforts and both newcomers have been an asset for the Blues this year.
For Whites, Lily Pottinger as always was a hard worker for her side and she had good support from goalie Khloe Mannering who made some great saves to keep her side in the lead and eventually finish 2-1 winners.
Zig Zag Black v Workies: For Ziggies, Brianna Rigby had a fantastic game in goals and the whole team was outstanding in defence.
The young Zig Zag Blacks have stepped up in 2012 and have benefited from playing against the older sides.
This team will be a force to be reckoned with in 2013, boasting several very good prospects.
They are already showing great improvement at this level with Josana Stockdale and Tayla McLean dangerous in attack, giving the opposition all sorts of problems.
For Workies, Maddy Bender, who is showing the benefits of playing premier league, exhibited excellent stick work and created many scoring opportunities for her team with one leading to their first goal.
In the second half, Workies were led well from the back by Jess Dick and Bonnie Goodsell and a good sole run from state representative Andrea Gillard resulted in the second goal with only 10 minutes remaining.
Workies regrouped to set up good field play resulting in their third goal to the consistent Helena Bilby.
No report from the under 13 age group.
Workies White v Zig Zag: Workies had a good win over Zig Zag.
For Workies, everyone played well with Emily Thompson and Jo Daly playing well in attack with good support from Bree Anderson and Taylah Mannering.
Workies thank Darcy Rushworth and Ruby Thompson for playing.
For Zig Zag the entire team turned in a tremendous effort, Sophie Foley and Sophie Morris being the stand outs.
Junior girls hockey players and their families acknowledge all the volunteers involved in running the local competition.
This week they thank the grounds and canteen staff, the junior girls executive and LHA executive, the coaches, the managers, the umpires and the umpire coaches.
Each week they do a magnificent job and without them there would be no competition.