Mixed bag for Portland hockey teams
LOWER South East Hockey Association action returned to Nelson Park as the Portland Hockey Club hosted Redbacks on Saturday, while the division one men took on Strikers in Mount Gambier on Friday night.
While both of the club’s women’s teams and the under-15 mixed outfit pulled together wins at home, the joint division one men’s team of Portland-Cavaliers suffered a frustrating 3-2 loss to the third-place Strikers.
Coach Andrew Thomas said the game was extremely close from start to finish.
“It was a really tight game,” Thomas said.
“We had a lot of scoring opportunities, but we just struggled to finish when it mattered.
“I think we owned the middle of the game, but didn’t capitalise on the chances.”