Quinn in good mood after winning

11-07-2018 by admin

Prue Barclay and the Blue Jays suffered another loss on Saturday. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITHTHE Dubbo Blue Jays showed plenty of fight but it just wasn’t enough on Saturday as they succumbed to a 1-0 Premier League Hockey (PLH) defeat against Bathurst City.

Played at Pioneer Park, the Blue Jays made life difficult for City in what was a far from pretty display, but the visitors got what they needed courtesy of a Kelly Baker strike.

That goal was enough to satisfy captain-coach Lisa Quinn.

The Blue Jays began well, keeping things tight and ensuring the sides went into halftime scoreless.

The second half began much the same but City began to show their ascendancy and Baker broke the deadlock when she put away a penalty corner.

By that stage there was only 10 minutes to play.

City maintained their clean sheet until the final whistle, though Quinn said that the best thing they could take from the game was the four competition points and not much else.

“It was a pretty ordinary game if I’m honest,” she said.

“The turf there was saturated and it made it very slow, it didn’t suit our style at all.

“We had a few girls coming back into the side and that forced us to re-adjust a little bit from the way we had been playing, it felt like we were starting all over again.

“We had a handful of corners that didn’t work well, we weren’t able to get our timing right. But we definitely had all the play and dominated the majority of the game even though we were only able to score once.

“The thing was that we still got the points even though we weren’t at our best, we can hopefully just move on from that match and look to next week and try and improve.”

Quinn pinpointed a couple of areas that her side will need to pick up as they get to the middle part of the regular season.

The loss means the Blue Jays remain on just two points, ahead of only Confederates on goal difference.

BATHURST CITY 1 (Kelly Baker) defeated DUBBO BLUE JAYS 0

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