Peaks’ winning streak
Manypeaks have continued their march towards the finals with a 2-0 win over Vikings in the penultimate round of the normal season in the Albany Retravision Lower Great Southern Hockey Association women’s A-grade competition.
Peaks have lost just one game this season and are nine points clear of the in-form North Albany, who they will meet in the first week of finals.
Goals from Courtney Robinson and Leah Field in Saturday’s game ensured Peaks continued on their winning run ahead of a final-round clash with bottom-placed Spencer Park.
Robinson continued her brilliant season for Peaks in midfield, while Alice Lydiate and Field were also instrumental in their ninth win of the season.
Vikings goalie Gloria Terpstra was hard to beat and was joined in her side’s best players by Hayley Manson and ever-reliable defender Renae Hordyk.
Despite the loss Vikings, in their maiden A-grade season, will play finals.
Mt Barker had a comfortable 4-1 win at home against reigning premiers Park, with youngster Amy Sandilands netting a brace.
State country representative Laura Archer also had a big influence, scoring a goal, while Ashlyn Gardner was impressive in goals.
Park will miss the finals this season but were well served by Tess Congram, Jorja Williamson and Molly Hudson.
In the men’s A-grade Spencer Park-Tigers won a high-scoring affair in Mt Barker, with Jack Dawson finishing with a hat-trick.
Spencer Park-Tigers won 6-3 as Sam Brown, Dawson and Oscar Latham ensured their side maintain their slim points advantage at the top of the table.
Harry Barbour netted a brace for Mt Barker, who have won only two games and won’t play in the finals.
Manypeaks prevailed in the other round 14 game, with goals to Taylor Pocock, Kieran Howie and Craig Gambrell helping them win 3-0 over North Albany. Peaks are only 0.99 points behind the league leaders going into the last round, where they face Mt Barker.
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