If you had your doubts about Orange United's Premier League Hockey title chances, Saturday's 2-0 win over Ex-Services should change your mind.
Nic Milne's women are riding a two-match winning streak having not conceded a goal since a round two defeat to Panthers.
The coach was adamant his troops would be firing on all cylinders for the local derby, and his inkling turned out to be bang on.
"It was end-to-end hockey and we always knew it was going to be a hard game," Milne said.
"We had a lot of opportunities but so did they. The girls played the whole 60 minutes which is what I asked of them.
"It was a very impressive performance."
Despite a winning result to the competition's new side, Pete CYMS' weren't so fortunate as they fell convincingly to Bathurst St Pat's as the blue and whites finally got on the board in 2021.
The win also saw long time Pat's star Kristy Ekert make her first appearance of the new season - marking the occasion with a goal.
Saints' Mish Somers said it was great to have Ekert back in action to help guide the younger squad members.
"Our young girls up front had a bit of go about them today. We had Kristy Ekert back in the side today and I think that really boosted the girls and everyone was on the front foot wanting to get the win," she said.
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