DIMBOOLA defeated Yanac to claim its third consecutive women’s Wimmera Hockey Association premiership on Saturday.
It was a low-scoring affair, with Dimboola winning 1-0.
The Dimboola women used breakaways to try to sneak through Yanac’s defence.
Yanac often passed out wide to Sharon Croot on the wing.
Carmel Beattie was on song, bypassing Dimboola players and running the ball down the field.
Yanac had more short corners, but the rough ground made trapping hard.
Dimboola tried to hit through Yanac rather than go around the players, but because of big hits, had trouble getting past the Yanac full-backs.
Dimboola managed to score just before half-time through Adina King.
Yanac had two short corners at the end of half-time, but was unable to trap correctly – again because of bumpy ground.
Yanac adopted big hits to break through Dimboola’s defence.
Anne Blackwood and Erin Blackwood were both playing well in defence and in the forward line.
Yanac had several chances but its shots on goal were just not accurate enough.
Dimboola captain Elizabeth Klinge was a standout performer for her side.
The Jane Gregson Memorial Medal for best on ground was awarded to Erin Blackwood.