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AUCKLAND STILL UNBEATEN The women's Country Week hockey tournament was continued yesterday when keen and fast matches were witnessed in both sections. The outstanding team was Rodney, which was unlucky not to defeat Auckland in one of the fastest matches of the tourney. Excellent defensive tactics by the visitors, and strong attacks kept Auckland on its mettle. However, a clean shot by S. Hogden, Auckland's fast right wing, gained victory for Auckland almost on the call on time. R Section C A^—Auckland. 3 (J. Miller 2. Hogben), Rodney 2 (A. Day, G. Laurie); Waikato A, 9 (Poultney 6, Jones, Stevenson 2), Whangarel B, 0. This win for Waikato placed it level with Rodney as section runner-up. and these teams played this morning to decide which shall meet Northern Wairoa for the Country Cup Section B. —Northern Wairoa, 2 (U. Wickham), Waikato. 1 (Lisch). This was an evenly-con-tested match, with both sides playing good hockey. However, the fine stick work of the Wairoa centreforward, J. Wickham, was responsible for the team's victory. For Waikato N. Lisch maintained her fine scoring record and has made an excellent captain for her team. Whangarel A, 9 (Cotter 6, Fraser Z, Rasmussen 2). Waipa. 0. Whangarel was the superior team. Waipa has a Bide of younger players who are reviving their hockey after a lapse of several years. In a play-off this morning to decide the finalists for the Country Cup, Waikato A beat Rodney 3—o This was the second game between these two' teams, the first having resulted in a draw. Rodney was unfortunate in that it was without two of its best players, B. Adolph and E. Ashton. It failed to produce its form of previous games, and was on the defensive most of the time. Waikato lacked finish in the circle, and though attacking persistently was unable to score In the first spell. In the second spell the efforts met with more success and goals were scored, by L. M Poultney, D. Stevens and L. James. Miss Stevens' goal came from a particularly fine shot.

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LADIES' HOCKEY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945

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LADIES' HOCKEY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945