Peaks extend lead at the top of the table
Manypeaks have emerged with the spoils from Saturday afternoon’s top-of-the-table clash with North Albany in the Albany Retravision Lower Great Southern Hockey Association women’s A-grade competition.
Peaks came into the round nine encounter three points ahead of their rivals in the standings and emerged from the game with a six-point buffer following their 4-1 win in wet conditions.
Courtney Robinson and young star Charlotte Edwards proved the difference as they helped set up numerous attacks in the 4-1 victory.
Meg Slattery, Alice Lydiate, Zali Stipanicev and Sophie Hathaway all scored for Peaks as they won a fifth game of the season.
State representative Tallulah Gouldthorp tried gallantly to haul her side back into the game and was well supported by Beck Gallimore and experienced duo Nicole Spinks and Kelly Burlikowski.
Their sole goal came from the stick of Gouldthorp but last year’s grand finalists are now level with Mt Barker on 10 points and sit three points ahead of the last-placed Vikings.
Mt Barker moved back above Spencer Park on the ladder after they prevailed 1-0 against Vikings on Saturday.
Talented striker Amy Sandilands scored the game’s only goal as teammates Shaydn Gardner, Lani Frusher and Kelly Perkins all played a hand in the narrow win.
In the men’s A-grade action Spencer Park-Tigers fought off a strong challenge from Mt Barker to creep closer to the top two sides.
Led by a hat trick from gun Jack Dawson, Spencer Park-Tigers recorded a 6-2 win over their rivals to jump to 16 points.
Manypeaks were only able to field five players but their game against North Albany went ahead on Saturday. Peaks were thrashed with Redbacks slamming 13 goals into the back of the net. Tom Dinneen (four goals) and Eddie McQuade (three) were the main beneficiaries in the 13-0 result.
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