Finals loom large for Vikings after strong victories against top two sides in the LGSHA men’s A-grade comp

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Vikings have won two games in a row.
Camera IconVikings have won two games in a row. Credit: Laurie Benson

Vikings strengthened their finals aspirations in the Lower Great Southern Hockey Association men’s A-grade competition after a comfortable three-goal victory over Spencer Park in round 14 on Saturday.

After joining the A-grade competition this season, Vikings have won their past two games against the top two sides and sit four points clear in third spot with two rounds remaining in the regular season.

Leander McQuade scored a brace in the 3-0 victory, which was the new outfit’s third of the season.

McQuade netted the first goal of the match in the second quarter.

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In the second half, David Pyle found the back of the net after a penalty corner deflection and McQuade added his second to guide their side to victory.

Pyle was instrumental in the result along with McQuade while Josh Dallimore was also a strong contributor.

Andre Gabriel was Park’s best player across the four quarters, while Brock Keymer and Benjamin Ross were also in their best players in their third defeat this year.

Park were without star player Darren Parkes after he broke his hand against North Albany last round, and he remains in doubt for the rest of the season.

It was the only men’s fixture played on the weekend.

In the women’s A-grade competition the match between Redbacks and Mt Barker has been postponed, while Park won on forfeit against Manypeaks.

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