Result: Glebe 5 beat Briars 0
Half-time: Glebe 3 Briars 0
Penalty corners: Glebe 9 (two goals) Briars 2 (no goals)
Scorers: Michael Wark, Brad Goodridge, Jamie Travis, Cameron Johnston, Tony Wark
Glebe players: Chris Farrugia, Sam Bagley, Adam Campano, Tony Wark, Paul Jowett, Simon Wark, Clark Foster, Aiden Najdzion, Brad Goodridge, Pat Wark, Michael Wark, Tom Alexander-Prideaux, Cameron Johnston, Rob Curlewis, Jamie Travis, Andrew Cheong.
Unavailable players: Jacob Warnock (broken bone in hand), Jackson Howe, Sid Roache,
This game, the last match of the season, marks Pat Wark’s 400th senior game for Glebe and Simon Wark’s 300th senior game for Glebe. They have a way to go to catch Adam Campano who has played in the high 580s.
Briars are in 9th place on 17 points and Glebe are in 10th place (second last) on 10 points. Glebe’s goal difference is -17 and Briars’ goal difference is +1. On 7 May 2022 Briars beat Glebe 1-3 at Cintra in a close game in which Glebe missed a penalty stroke. I anticipate today’s game to be closely fought, with the team that better converts its goal scoring opportunities into goals to prevail. Looking at the form guide Briars should win, but this will be a 50-50 contest, with lady luck playing her usual part.
I am predicting a Glebe win 2-1.
It was perfect weather for hockey, a partly cloudy sky, little wind and a temperature of around 18oC.