Seagulls Overrun at the Snakepit

Seagulls Overrun at the Snakepit

Altona has relinquished a 1-0 half-time lead to go down 5-1 to Powerhouse-St. Kilda in the first game of the Premier League season.

The A’s started well, controlling possession for the first few minutes before the first half settled down to an even affair. Powerhouse had chances through penalty corners that were well dealt with by Felix Melder in goals and the defence, before some individual brilliance from Chris Coleman opened up the game after 20 minutes. Coleman made a tackle in the Altona defensive circle before counter-attacking with a searching, weighted ball through the Powerhouse defence allowing Patrick Phillips to use his pace create an opportunity. Phillips made no mistake, slotting the ball through the keepers legs on his reverse to give Altona a 1-0 lead they held into half-time.

Powerhouse came out attacking in the second half, but the A’s still held their lead until there were 20 minutes remaining. A Powerhouse breakaway resulted in a field goal that opened the floodgates, as they slammed on 5 unanswered goals in the next 13 minutes. Two short-corner conversions were followed by two more field goals to put the game well and truly beyond the shell-shocked A’s.

The group will need to bounce back quickly with a trip to Waverley next week without Andrew Scanlon and Kieran Symons who are away at the U21’s tournament in Sydney, while Josh Pace is coming into the side for his Premier League debut.

Altona 1 – 5 Powerhouse-St. Kilda
Goal: Patrick Phillips

PRESENTING…the 2015 AHC Fundraising Gala

PRESENTING…the 2015 AHC Fundraising Gala

The Altona Hockey Club Fundraising Gala is back in 2015!

We have a night full of entertainment, ranging from a World Cup playing Matilda, Western Bulldogs stars (including the All-Australian captain) to an international comedian. Join us at the Substation in Newport on Saturday the 5th of December to witness an extravaganza in the West.

In addition to the all-star line-up we have a restaurant quality dinner, an auction full of incredible experiences and a chance to win big in the raffle.

Tickets are strictly limited, make sure you don’t miss out!

Visit altonahc.org.au/fundraising-gala for all of the information and to purchase tickets.

Mixed Results against Essendon

Mixed Results against Essendon

Altona men’s Premier League side powered to a 4-1 win over a misfiring Essendon, whilst the women’s side fell short to last year’s runners-up Essendon Ladies in a tight contest. The Altona men continued their winning streak courtesy of four separate goal scorers to stay atop the Victorian Premier League ladder at the conclusion of round six.

HVMPL

The women unfortunately fell short in Steph Young’s 150th league game to Essendon Ladies 1-0 after they were unable to convert their chances throughout the game. It was an even game and in the end a single first half goal was enough for Essendon. It’s been a disappointing first few weeks for the A girls in terms of results, but their form is starting to build on a promising 2014 season. Both sides take on cross-town rivals Footscray in the Western Derby next Saturday, eager to take the 3-points.

HVWPL

Exciting New partnership with Inspired Health Chiropractic

Exciting New partnership with Inspired Health Chiropractic

Altona Hockey Club is excited to announce its new partnership with Inspired Health Chiropractic. They are located at 3/421 Blackshaws Road, Altona North.  Dr Patrick McPhie will be coming to our Club on Thursday 21st May, 2015 from 6.00pm to explain a bit about what they do, their treatment methods and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Below is a little bit about Inspired Health Chiropractic.  We look forward to working with Christopher and Patrick.

At Inspired Health Chiropractic Our aim is to reach your health care goals weather they be improved function, reduced pain, reduced recovery time or injury preventions. We have experience with professional athletes, semi professionals, amateurs and weekend warriors. Care is effective at managing injuries, injury prevention and maximising performance of your body. Many people seek help for low back pain, sciatica, disc problems, neck pain and headache. Many athletes seek help for an answer to recurrent soft tissue injury such as recurrent hamstring strains, groin tightness and pain, knee pain, ankle sprains and dysfunction that prevents them from performing at their best. The technique we utilise is very unique and allows us to show you significant changes in movement and strength right away. It is gentle and involves no cracking. We are effective at assessing all joints and muscles of your body. It is not just about your spine. We hope that you are able to support the businesses that support the running of our club. We hope that Inspired Health Chiropractic is able to not just aid in keeping our players and members on the field but also help the families that make up our club. If you would like further information or to book an appointment, check out our website at www.inspiredhealthchiropractic.com or call one of the team on 03 9748 2700.

Watch Premier League Men & Women take on Hawthorn

Watch Premier League Men & Women take on Hawthorn

Our Premier League sides travelled out to Hawthorn on Sunday to take part of the My Sport Live and Hockey Victoria Stream. In an exciting new initiative you can watch the full games online!

Featuring some Altona commentary as well as on-field talent.

Women’s Full Game

Men’s Full Game

ANZAC Day Games vs MCC

ANZAC Day Games vs MCC

Thank-you to all who joined us on ANZAC Day last week at the Snakepit. While it was always going to be a sombre mood for the day, it was great to see a big crowd for our Service and both Premier League games.

Unfortunately we couldn’t get the results on the pitch with both Premier League games ending with MCC 2-1 victors. Our men were up at 2pm and took the early lead through Tyson Priddle following a great run from Pat Phillips. MCC answered shortly after and then took the lead before half-time through Josh and Jonno Bretherton. The second half was spent entirely in MCC’s half as they defended grimly, but held out the A’s despite multiple chances.

The Women’s Premier League game was an even affair with MCC able to make the most of their chances with two short corner conversions. The A girls continued to attack throughout the game and had a host of chances in the second half before Danielle Schubach brought the score back to 2-1 with five minutes to play. Despite pressing hard and winning short corners in the final moments the score remained 2-1.

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