TOUGH BATTLE: Wallaroos’ Tony Dakin aims his hit in the men’s hockey match against Granville in Maryborough on Saturday.
TOUGH BATTLE: Wallaroos’ Tony Dakin aims his hit in the men’s hockey match against Granville in Maryborough on Saturday. Jocelyn Watts

ROOS WIN: Maryborough enemies battle in closely fought match

TWO of Maryborough's most established hockey rivals fought a tough but even battle on the fields this week.

Granville went down to the Wallaroos 3-0 last Saturday.

Granville coach Aaron Kenney said the side did not fulfil their opportunities in the mostly "even game".

"Wallaroos just made the most of their chances," he said.

"They had a few players out and we had about six away with representative hockey.

"It's not a good game to gauge the quality."

This Saturday Granville will take on Bundy Rovers at home.

"I haven't seen them play this year but they're usually a pretty strong side," he said.

Wallaroos' coach Ryan Wareing said goalkeeper Matt Axelsen kept the side in the match.

"He had a blinder at the weekend and kept us in it at several close stages," he said.

Axelsen saved several shots at goal made by Granville.

"They had quite a few corners against us and we managed to keep them out," he said.

"It was our first game against our rivals this season.

"It was a pretty good team effort and for me it's the best feeling to keep them scoreless."



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