Cavaliers go down to Margaret River

The Cavaliers women’s hockey team were unable to defeat Margaret River in the third round of the season.

The Cavaliers' goalkeeper was unable to stop Kate Sayers from scoring Margaret River's second goal. Photo: Mark Harrison

The Cavaliers' goalkeeper was unable to stop Kate Sayers from scoring Margaret River's second goal. Photo: Mark Harrison

Both Margaret River and Cavaliers had a chance to settle and build some foundations within their new sides which can only provide strength as the season progresses.

The Cavaliers came out prepared and hungry for a win from the start, with numbers seemingly outweighing Margaret River. 

The Margaret River team soon realised they were going to have to run, work hard and maintain pressure if they were to walk away with a win.

Cavaliers goalkeeper, however, seemed to be forever in the right place, at the right time. 

Margaret River’s first goal came via Janet Smith, after converting a text book deflection into the back of the net off a short corner variation from Helen O’Neil.  

Do it again they did - a minute later Kate Sayers pounced on a turn-over, sent the ball forward which caught the Cavaliers’ defenders by surprise and converted Margaret River’s second goal.

For the remainder of the game, Margaret River maintained possession and broke down any opportunity Cavaliers had of getting into their attacking half. 

The final siren sounded to the relied of both teams, exhausted after a tough fought game. 

Margaret River is now sitting on top of the ladder.