AFTER securing its first victory of the women’s Premier League Hockey season last weekend Confederates want to make winning a habit.
Feds overcame Dubbo Blue Jays 2-1 last week to break their 2014 duck and host seventh-placed Bathurst St Pat’s on Saturday at Orange Hockey Centre, from 2.35pm.
St Pat’s has only scored two wins so far this season, and Feds coach Mark Pengilly says his side will be in good stead to claim its second consecutive victory if it can maintain its intensity throughout the game.
“The girls have found a new confidence after last week,” he said.
“A few girls are away this week but we’ve got a couple of people slotting in. We’re playing a much more attacking game this season, which is why we’re scoring goals each week. If we can keep that up I think the girls should do well [today].
“We want to keep being competitive, and make sure we keep up our intensity throughout the rest of all our games, and [today] is the start of that.”
Kinross-CYMS also play at home on Saturday, hosting third-placed Bathurst City, starting at 1.10pm.
Coming off a 6-nil loss to Lithgow Panthers, Kinross-CYMS’ coach Pete Shea said his team needed to improve its defensive effort.
“If we can tighten up at the back I think we’ll be okay. Last time we played City they gave us a good hiding, and our defence was poor that game. If we can concentrate on playing as a full unit, and stretch their attack a little bit it will work, our attack will take care of itself,” he said.
Orange Ex-Services travel to Lithgow for the second consecutive week, this time to take on first-placed Panthers after last week’s 3-1 loss to Zig Zag.