Milton Ulladulla Polocrosse Club held its annual carnival at the picturesque grounds at Worrigee Common earlier this month.
Milton fielded two and a half sides, with the other section being made up with Burradoo players.
Milton 1 consisted of Luke Wilford, Les Myers, Nathan Shea, Matthew Shea, Murray Fox and James Simmons. This line up of players was outstanding in attack and defence. After wins in their pool games the team lined up against a strong Eurocoast team and ran out winners 11-8. Congratulations team on a strong performance throughout the weekend.
Milton 2 was made up by Toni Murray, Chris Syme, Georgia McMaster, Kym McMaster, Gillian McCann and Claire McMaster. This team played wonderful polocrosse throughout the weekend culminating in a tremendous final against Hall. Despite Milton being graded lower they performed outstandingly to win the final by golden point. The sideline went up as one as Toni Murray threw the winning goal as the ball had travelled up and down the field, with defence throwing everything at each other’s attack. Congratulations to Gillian McCann for riding the two position so strongly, an outstanding effort. The McMasters again put in a great showing with wonderful riding skills. Chris Symes from the Sydney club was a great addition riding strongly between Toni and Georgia. Toni Murray perhaps had her best carnival to date and the final showed her cool head under pressure.
Milton 3 saw Katrina Lavis, Sally Herne and Amy Lyons team up with three Burradoo players. Katrina showed great work in the one position, Sunday she worked her horse beautifully to put to great use skills honed the day before. Amy Lyons developed her riding and ball skills and developed the serial pest skills that are required of a good number two. Sally Herne’s horse Roy was finally allowed to show the skills we all knew he possessed, having a wonderful time in the three position.
Drew Morton, Dana Shea and Beau McMaster made up the junior section and had a wonderful weekend. Although on the lowest points in their division the team made it to the finals, going down by a goal.
Georgia Herne, Saffy Fox and Phoebe Law were the club’s representatives in the sub juniors and all three have shown wonderful improvement in both ball skills and their riding. Georgia on her new pony Belle, was showing great skills receiving the ball and moving it down the field to the attacking area. Saffy played beautifully in the one position, and Phoebe managed her little pony well to get to the ball and push off the bigger horses.
Congratulations must go to Matthew Shea for receiving the Best Player award and Luke Wilford for receiving the Encouragement Award for the B Open.
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