Trevenar- Wark Cup Day

Result: Glebe 1 lost to Briars 3

Half-time: Glebe 1 Briars 2

Penalty corners: Glebe 3 (no goals) Briars 6 (no goals)

Penalty Stroke Glebe 1 (no goal)

Scorer: Tony Wark

Glebe players: Chris Farrugia, Sam Bagley, Adam Campano, Tony Wark, Paul Jowett, Clark Foster (GK), Simon Wark, Andrew Cheong, Max Spalton, Craig Martin, Lachlan Hall, Zane Goodridge, Aiden Najdzion, Brad Goodridge stand-by.

Unavailable players: Michael Wark (permanently retired, recurrent hamstring injury induced), Jacob Warnock (broken bone in hand), Jackson Howe, Sid Roache, Pat Wark (knee injury)

Pre-match prediction:

A retirement and a couple players out with injury has dinted our playing strength for this game, but this has provided the opportunity for a few of our under-17 players to join the team and test themselves in a higher grade. Briars have yet to have a win a game this season, but for the last few seasons the Glebe-Briars third grade fixture has been close, and hard fought. I would expect this game to be a ding-dong battle with goals hard to come by.

Match report:

This was a keenly fought game between two teams in the bottom half of the competition. There was little between the two teams but Briars took its goal scoring opportunities better than Glebe and subsequently won the game.

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Result: Glebe 3 MU 3

Half-time: Glebe 3 MU 2

Penalty corners: Glebe 2 (one goal) MU 4 (one goal)

Penalty Stroke Glebe 1 (goal)

Scorers: Michael Wark 3

Glebe players: Chris Farrugia, Sam Bagley, Adam Campano, Tony Wark, Paul Jowett, Clark Foster (GK), Michael Wark, Simon Wark, Andrew Cheong, Pat Wark, Jackson Howe, Max Spalton, Craig Martin.

Unavailable players: Jacob Warnock (broken bone in hand)

Pre-match prediction:

Our last game was played on 2 April 2022, a month ago. Our last two scheduled games have not eventuated and there was no game scheduled over the Easter long-weekend. I suspect the team will be a bit out of touch.

Macquarie University (their first-grade team playing PL3), from its three games this season have had two wins and a draw. In 2021 they beat us 7-0. An objective view of the fixture would lead to the prediction of a 5-0 win to Macquarie University. With a good game plan, enthusiasm, effort, and effective penalty corner execution, I think we can get closer to MU than a 5-0 loss. If we can get any points out of this game it would be a very good result for us.

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Result: Glebe 6 (2 minutes, 14 minutes, 27 minutes, 41 minutes, 51 minutes, 59 minutes) defeated Northern Districts 0

Half-time: Glebe 3 – Northern Districts 0

Penalty corners: Glebe 3 (one goal), Northern Districts 0

Scorers: Michael Wark 3 Tony Wark 2, Brad Goodrich 1.

Glebe players: Chris Farrugia, Sam Bagley, Adam Campano, Tony Wark, Paul Jowett, Clark Foster (GK), Michael Wark, Simon Wark, Andrew Cheong, Pat Wark, Jackson Howe, Cameron Johnston, , Brad Goodridge and Sid (Siddharth) Roach.

Unavailable players: Lachlan Hall, Jacob Warnock (broken bone in hand)

Pre-match prediction: Last week we were narrowly beaten by Manly 4-3 and Northern Districts were beaten 18-0 by Ryde. On the back of these results, we should win this game comfortably. Glebe third grade does have the knack of grasping defeat out of the jaws of victory. In last year’s fixture Northern District’s beat Glebe 3-1 in a game we should have won 5-0. I’m hopeful history will not repeat itself.

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Result: Glebe 3 (5 minutes, 28 minutes, 61 minute) lost to Manly-GNS 4 (15minute, 16 minute, 48 minute, 65 minute)

Half-time: Glebe 2 Manly 2

Penalty corners: Glebe 2, Manly 5

Scorer Michael Wark 3.

Glebe players: Chris Farrugia, Sam Bagley, Adam Campano, Tony Wark, Paul Jowett, Clark Foster (GK), Michael Wark, Simon Wark, Jackson Howe, Lachlan Hall, Joss Luka, Cameron Johnston.

Unavailable players: Pat Wark, Andrew Cheong, Jacob Warnock (broken bone in hand)

Pre-match prediction: It is hard to make a prediction for the first game of the season, but as Manly were one of the weaker teams in last year’s third grade competition, my guess would be a Glebe 3 Manly 1 result.

Match Report

For the first game of the season, the team played good hockey against a skilful team which had a mix of skilful older players and younger players with speed. There was very little between the teams, but I think Manly were fractionally the better team, but not by much. (more…)