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The Gisborne Photo News



Victories In P.B. Rep Hockey

Both the Poverty Bay senior men's hockey team and the Colts' team had convincing victories over Central Hawkes Bay at the Childers Road Reserve on a Saturday afternoon last month.

Played in ideal conditions on a good firm ground, the games were the first representative matches to be played in Gisborne this season, and resulted in fast enjoyable hockey.

The senior team overwhelmed their opposition in the second half, piling on seven points, to bring the final score to 10 goals to nil.


Poverty Bay captain Ken Hughes (right) slams the ball hard to score his team's third goal. Other P.B. players are John Carr, Alec Mackie, and Colin Menzies.


Caught by the camera on the point of balance, John Carr appears to be sitting on an imaginary seat.


Alex Mackie beats the Central Hawkes Bay goalie to notch up another point


The Poverty Bay Colts team had a less easy time than their senior counterparts, but never looked like losing.

With the half-time score at four goals to two in their favour, the team still had a hard battle to wage to prove their superiority. However, in the second spell they notched a further five points to Central Hawkes Bay's one to run them out comfortable winners by nine goals to three.


Hawkes Bay players attack as Poverty Bay's Bob Moscript (captain), Bruce Neilson, and Colin Searle move across in defence.


A Hawkes Bay player goes down on one knee to hit the ball. At left is John Brewster.


A member of the visiting team overruns the ball as Brian Dougall and Bruce Neilson reach with their sticks to take possession.