Peaks leap to second in goal feast
Manypeaks leapt into second spot after a comprehensive 6-2 victory against Spencer Park in round 5 of the Lower Great Southern Hockey Association men’s A-grade competition last Saturday afternoon.
Luke Ray and David Pyle both scored twice for Peaks, who opened the scoring but Park levelled soon after on the back of a strong solo run from youngster Angus Milne.
Peaks, however, took control of the contest through Chris Metcalfe and young pair Riley Scott and Matt Stevens.
Tim Pyle and Tim Metcalfe also got on the scoresheet for Peaks who cruised to their second win of the season and jumped above North Albany on the standings in the process.
Milne and James Gonzales found the back of the net for Park while midfielder Sam Brown, Niven Brown and State under-age representative Karel Cronje were their best contributors in the match played in Albany.
In Mt Barker on Friday night, ladder leaders Mt Barker kept their unblemished record intact with a fourth straight win as they downed Redbacks.
Nic Slade, Reece Curwen and Alex Fergie led the way for Mt Barker as they scored a comfortable 4-0 win at home, despite the best efforts of Charlie Moir and Ashley Eikelboom for Redbacks.
Mt Barker remain five points clear at the top of the ladder while Redbacks slipped to third place, sitting on equal points as Peaks but with an inferior goal difference.
In the women’s A-grade competition, a late field goal from Courtney Robinson proved the difference between Peaks and Park in their round 5 contest in Albany.
Little separated the two sides but Robinson stepped up when her side needed it, beating Park goalie Erin Trotter with a brilliant tomahawk strike to break the deadlock.
Peaks finished 1-0 winners led by Renae Parsons, Robinson and Maddison Scade, while Elsa Piggott, Georgina Lilford and Annie Judd were solid in defeat for Park.
The result pushed Peaks three points clear on top of the table, while in Mt Barker on Friday night, it was Redbacks who proved too strong for the home side, winning 5-1 to record their second win of the season.
Young star Tallulah Gouldthorp was superb with a hat-trick and MacKenzie Poulish scored twice as Redbacks ran out winners over Mt Barker. Redbacks jumped from fourth to second while Park and Tigers are locked on six points in third and fourth respectively.
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