Manypeaks set the season pace
Manypeaks continue to be the pacesetters in the Lower Great Southern Hockey Association women’s A-grade competition, winning their third game of the new season on Saturday afternoon.
Up against new outfit Vikings in the round four fixture, Manypeaks proved too strong over the four quarters to run out 4-0 winners.
Zali Stipanicev opened the scoring in the dying stages of the first quarter and she finished with a double, along with Courtney Robinson, who has had an immediate impact on returning to the Peaks side.
Robinson was joined in the Peaks’ best players by Meg Slattery and Charlotte Edwards as they moved four points clear on top of the standings.
The Powis sisters, Charlotte and Georgie, were terrific for Vikings and Lorissa Ferrell also played well, but their side was forced to spend plenty of time defending.
Spencer Park scored their first win of the women’s A-grade season, downing Mt Barker on Saturday afternoon in Mt Barker.
Emma Thompson made a welcome return to the Park side as youngster Tess Congram played a starring role, scoring one of her side’s two goals. Park won 2-0 as Congram’s finish was supported by another from Jane McTaggert as the work of Thompson and Elsa Piggott was crucial.
In the men’s A-grade competition, Spencer Park-Tigers clinched a hard-fought result against Mt Barker, with Jack Dawson proving the difference.
Dawson scored twice to help Spencer Park-Tigers hold off a gallant Mt Barker outfit, 4-2.
Sam Brown and Tim Yap also found the back of the net, while for Mt Barker, Harry Barbour played well, with their goals coming from Ben Pratt and Trevor MacMahon.
Peaks won the other round four game over North Albany 3-0, with Luke Ray netting a brace.
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