Park trounce depleted Redbacks

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

Spencer Park notched their second win of the season to move towards the top of the women’s A-grade competition ladder after defeating North Albany 4-1 on Sunday.

The undermanned Redbacks, playing with only 10 players, could not contain Park who converted twice in each half to inflict the Redbacks’ first defeat of the season.

Park got on the scoreboard through goals to Rachael Goetze and new recruit Georgina Lilford in the first half before Emma Thompson pounced on a loose ball when Redbacks failed to clear from deep in defence.

Despite missing regulars Sophie McDonald, Tracey Menegola and Claire Gonzales, Redbacks fought hard throughout and eventually replied in the second half through Tallulah Gouldthorp after facing the 3-0 deficit.

The under-15 State representative capped off a terrific solo run with a tomahawk finish to lift her side but Park enjoyed the reply moments later when Tessa Wood found herself alone in the circle to finish and put the result beyond doubt.

Reliable contributors Elsa Piggott, Annie Judd and Thompson were the best for Spencer Park in the convincing win while youngsters Gouldthorp, Carina Cronje and the experienced Beck Gallimore kept fighting for Redbacks.

Manypeaks moved to top of the ladder after defeating Tigers 4-1, led by a brace from Renae Parsons along with goals from Courtney Robinson and Maddison Scade.

Julia Keymer and Georgie Powis were the best for Tigers in the loss.

In the men’s A-grade competition, Manypeaks accounted for Tigers 3-0 with a brace from Chris Metcalfe, while North Albany remained undefeated after edging out Spencer Park 3-2.

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