EFL: Croydon with all the momentum in Division 2

Brendan Weinert dodges three Doncaster players (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Brendan Weinert dodges three Doncaster players (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Having had the bye this week, Croydon are not only playing hard, they’re playing to win.

The benchmark has undoubtedly been set by Croydon.  Sitting 6-0 with the bye this weekend, every other side in Division Two is simply playing catch-up. Continue reading

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Cricket: Money runs deep down the wicket

(Image: 9Cric)

(Image: 9Cric)

There is no doubt that “money talks” in the international sporting world.  Unfortunately, to the detriment of the game, it extends beyond this realm, even digging into domestic and local matches and events.

Recent events have dug up some shocking accusations and finger-pointing; and former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent is at the centre of it. Continue reading

AIHL: Ice on fire, and some loud noise

Mustangs Jamie Bourke goes on attack v the Ice (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Mustangs Jamie Bourke goes on attack v the Ice (photo: Davis Harrigan)

At the Medibank Icehouse on Saturday, May 10, I witnessed what was quite easily the best game of ice hockey I have ever watched – albeit from a handful of matches.

The Melbourne Ice and Melbourne Mustangs – perhaps the two strongest teams in the competition – took full flight in front of a capacity crowd.  Continue reading

Southern University Games: Two months out from 2014; my experiences

RMIT & UWA, mens hockey, AUG 2013 (photo: Davis Harrigan)

RMIT & UWA, mens hockey, AUG 2013 (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Last year I was fortunate enough to be a part of the La Trobe University Uni Games team at both the regional and Australian competitions, as part of the dedicated media team. Continue reading

EFL: Mulgrave fight for victory till the bitter end

 

Clash of bodies between Doncaster East (L) and Mulgrave (R) at Zerbes Reserve (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Clash of bodies between Doncaster East (L) and Mulgrave (R) at Zerbes Reserve (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Eastern Football League, Division 2

In slippery and testing conditions at Zerbes Reserve on Saturday, the Mulgrave Lions pulled off a gritty and last-gasp win against Doncaster East, 9.15.69 to 10.8.68. Continue reading