Back Row:  (Coach) Michael Charlton, Murray Stewart, Campbell Ferguson, Bill Eustace, Jackson Alhovirta, Sam Gray, Mitchell Brain, Trent MacDonald (Coach) - Front Row: Dalton Medcalf, Jarryd Clark, Brodie Fergusson, Dean McMahon, Jake Lewis, Brody McManus, Jacob Zammitt - Laying:   Logan Hunter

Local Boys Hockey give it their all at State

Back Row: (Coach) Michael Charlton, Murray Stewart, Campbell Ferguson, Bill Eustace, Jackson Alhovirta, Sam Gray, Mitchell Brain, Trent MacDonald (Coach) – Front Row: Dalton Medcalf, Jarryd Clark, Brodie Fergusson, Dean McMahon, Jake Lewis, Brody McManus, Jacob Zammitt – Laying: Logan Hunter

Story & Photo by Peta Gillard

The representative season for the U/15 Lithgow hockey boys’ district side has finished for 2014 with outstanding results.
The team went to 2 carnivals and 1 State Championship.
On Thursday 29th May the whole team made the long trip down to Wagga to compete in the U/15 Boys State Championships in Division 1.
Friday saw a bright sunny day with the boys up against the strong Far North Coast at 12pm.
Lithgow came away winning 3-1.
Their next game was at 4pm against the strong Sydney No 1 side. A few injuries started to occur for Lithgow with ice regularly required in the dugout.
Lithgow played hard but were no match for Sydney going down 6-0.
Saturday came with rain. 12pm was their first game against Macarthur. This was indeed another hard game. All the team played well with Dalton Medcalf scoring both goals for Lithgow. Lithgow ran away with the game winning 2-1.
5pm was the boy’s next game Saturday night against the strong Tamworth team. If the boys won this game they were straight into the Semi Finals the next day. In rainy conditions the boys were well prepared.
Sam Gray netted the ball into the goal giving Lithgow a 3 nil lead. Lithgow then played great positional play and the passing of the ball to each other was excellent.
Lithgow came away winning 3-0.
Sunday saw a cold wintery wet day when the boys had to play at 10am against Newcastle.
Lithgow came out well scoring first giving them a 1 nil lead. Great attack came from Brodie Fergusson and Campbell Ferguson. The boys played extremely well but a goal off a corner from Newcastle saw the game go to Newcastle 2-1.
This meant that Newcastle were up against Sydney 1 in the final.
An outstanding weekend by the boys which put them 4th in the state which was an excellent effort for the boys.
Coaches Trent MacDonald and Michael Charlton were extremely proud of all the boys.

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