Seahawks out of the kitchen, can't take the Heat

THE Cooloola Heat men's side convincingly defeated an unsuspecting Caloundra Seahawks at Buderim on Sunday.

The Heat came out with a point to prove sticking it to Caloundra to win 5-0 in the Sunshine Coast Hockey competition.

Player/coach Dom Stephens said before the match the team talked about how they wanted to concentrate on playing simple fast paced hockey in attack and focus on holding possession of the ball.

"This game was a big improvement on our first round match against Maroochydore," Stephens said.

The strikers pressed on Caloundra's defence and caused them to turn the ball over multiple times in the first half, creating plenty of chances.

Matt Hurrell, Nathan Stephens and Harrison Parker all converted their opportunities putting the Heat in front 3-0 at half time.

Stephens said the second half started well as the team continued to hold majority of possession as forecast.

Neil McKean, John Daly and Nathan Stephens were held the midfield as they took control of the game.

He said Codey Warhurst played well up front playing a part in the five goals.

Jack McKean and Matt Hurrell were ruthless in their back tackling.

Stephens said when you have a striker like Hurrell or McKean back tackle for 60m and take possession from the opposing team it lifts the confidence of the whole team.

Nathan Stephens scored again in the second half and McKean scored the final goal.

"It was a great team effort and that's how we want to play every week.

"If we can continue to build on this performance I'm confident we will win more."

Gympie Times


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