Replay: Recap all the action from day 2 of U15 hockey champs
ABOVE: VIC Development and Queensland Maroons clash on day two of the Australian U15 Hockey Championships.
The action was fast and furious on day two of the 2021 Australian Under 15 Boys and Girls Hockey Championships in Bathurst.
The competition throws a spotlight on the rising stars of the sport and the youngsters who will one day represent the Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras in the international arena.
Western Australia Gold beat NSW for the gold medal in the boys competition the last time these championships were held back in 2019 after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 event.
At the 2019 tournament the bronze medal was won by Queensland Maroon.
All three of these teams are expected to be vying for the silverware again at the 2021 tournament.
The girls competition in 2019 was won by Victoria with Western Australia Gold picking up the silver and NSW the bronze.
In all 23 teams from NSW, ACT, WA, Tasmania, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia and Victoria - 12 girls and 11 boys teams - will be playing at the event.
REPLAYS, RESULTS, MATCH REPORTS BOYS - DAY TWO
Game One | QLD Maroons 2 vs TAS 2
Queensland Maroon, with a win and a loss on day one, took control of the opening game at Bathurst on Saturday from the get-go.
Cooper Mackenzie opened the scoring off a penalty corner in the seventh minute with Matthew Hawthorne following suit in the 26th.
Mackenzie had also scored two goals on day one of the event.
But in the second half Tasmania, with a win in their only match on the opening day, struck back.
Tasmania put first points on the board off a Oliver Stebbings' penalty stroke in the 49th and then equalised at 2-2 when Angus McMullen fired in a fine field goal in the 52nd.
Game Two | VIC Development 2 vs ACT 2
Both teams were looking for their first win in this day two match but it took until the 25th minute for first points to be recorded.
Victoria Development's Lachlan Micallef scored from the field to give his side a confidence boost.
Teammate Tom Trenery then found the net in the 27th to give Victoria a handy 2-0 lead going into the break.
The ACT's Mehar Johal then opened the scoring for his side with a goal from the field in the 45th.
A 60th minute conversion off a penalty corner by Blake Dooley then secured the ACT a 2-2 draw against a side they had trailed from the first half.
Game Three | SA 0 vs QLD Gold 1
Queensland Gold took the initiative early with Jordan Donald scoring a field goal in the 12th minute to put the side up 1-0.
In a low scoring but well contested encounter, the South Australian attack were unable to break through for points either side of the break.
The result saw Queensland notch the first win of the second day of competition at the boys tournament after the two earlier games -
Queensland Maroon v Tasmania and Victoria Development v ACT - both ended in 2-2 draws.
Game Four | WA Gold 2 vs NSW Blue 1
Western Australia made their intentions clear from the start with two excellent goals in the first 11 minutes of this match-up.
Charlie McCarthy scored first with Zed Kearnan putting his name on the scoresheet soon after from a penalty corner.
Christopher Goodman broke the ice for NSW with a goal from a penalty corner in the 36th minute.
But there was nothing more the NSW team could do to prevent the West Australian taking the 2-1 victory. - Amanda Lulham
Game Five | VIC Development 0 vs QLD Maroons 8
Game Six | Tasmania 3 vs Western Australia Blue 1
In a top-notch encounter Tasmania bested Western Australia Black 3-1.
Oscar Sproule scored for Tassie in the 10th minute from the field with Oliver Stebbings extending the lead with his own field goal four minutes later.
Toby Blee put points on for Western Australia in the 30th before an on-song Stebbing slotted in his second goal in the 43rd.
Game Seven | ACT 0 vs NSW State 3
NSW were the only team to score two wins in the boys nationals on day one.
And they kept their perfect record intact on day two.
It took just three minutes for NSW to go ahead courtesy of a Kalani Franklin field goal.
Joshua Robson then extended the score to 2-0 in the 45th off a penalty corner.
Brayden Sutherland scored the match winner in the 55th for NSW's impressive 3-0 triumph.
REPLAYS, RESULTS, MATCH REPORTS GIRLS - DAY TWO
Game One | WA Gold 3 vs NT 1
The leaders of Pool B took on a Northern Territory side keen to score their first win of the 2021 tournament.
But the WA side came out hard to open up a 2-0 lead after just 15 minutes of play at Bathurst.
Seraphina Andrew was successful off a penalty corner in the 10th with Eliza Swain scoring a field goal in the 15th.
Northern Territory struck for the first time in the second half with Amy Stripling scoring off a penalty corner.
Siena Tonkin then extended Western Australia's lead to 3-1 after scoring off a penalty corner in the 58th.
Game Two | TAS 2 vs SA 2
Game Three | QLD Gold 0 vs WA Gold 1
In a tough match at the end of another long day at the championships, the first half of this match between Queensland Gold and Western Australia Gold was a goal-less encounter.
In the 33rd minute the deadlock was finally broken.
Ellie Samsa had the honour of putting first points on the board after firing into the net just after the break.
It was the only goal scored in the match.
HYBRID 1 ARENA SCHEDULE
BOYS - 10 Apr 2021 08:00 QLDM v TAS (Pool B)
GIRLS - 10 Apr 2021 09:40 WAG v NT (Pool B)
GIRLS - 10 Apr 2021 11:20 TAS v SA (Pool A)
GIRLS - 10 Apr 2021 13:00 NSWB v VIC (Pool A)
BOYS - 10 Apr 2021 15:10 VIC DEV v QLDM (Pool B)
BOYS - 10 Apr 2021 16:50 ACT v NSWS (Pool B)
WATER ARENA SCHEDULE
BOYS - 10 Apr 2021 08:40 VIC DEV v ACT (Pool B)
BOYS - 10 Apr 2021 10:20 SA v QLDG (Pool A)
BOYS - 10 Apr 2021 12:00 WAG v NSWB (Pool A)
BOYS - 10 Apr 2021 14:10 TAS v WAB (Pool B)
GIRLS - 10 Apr 2021 15:50 QLDG v WAG (Pool B)
EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW
LEGEND: ACT Australian Capital Territory, NSWS - New South Wales State,
NSWB - New South Wales Blue, NT - Northern Territory, QLDM - Queensland Maroon, SA - South Australia, TAS - Tasmania, VIC - Victoria, VIC Dev - Victoria Development, WAB - Western Australia Black, WAG - Western Australia Gold.
2021 U15 AUSTRALIAN HOCKEY GIRLS POOLS
Pool A: NSW Blue, Queensland Maroons, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia Black.
Pool B: ACT, NSW State, Northern Territory, Queensland Gold, Victoria Development, Western Australia Gold.
2021 U15 AUSTRALIAN HOCKEY BOYS POOLS
Pool A: NSW Blue, Queensland Gold, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia Gold.
Pool B: ACT, NSW state, Queensland Maroons, Tasmania, Victoria Development, Western Australia Black
Originally published as WATCH: U15 Australian hockey championships