Six of the best for A-grade leaders

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
Manypeaks' Chris Metcalfe takes a shot on goal.
Camera IconManypeaks' Chris Metcalfe takes a shot on goal. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Manypeaks showed their attacking prowess, netting six goals as they chalked up a sixth win and in the process extending their buffer at the top of the Albany Retravision Lower Great Southern Hockey Association men’s A-grade competition on Saturday.

It was a strong response from Peaks after suffering their first loss of the season the previous week.

Peaks were in a goal-scoring mood in the round 8 contest as they finished 6-2 winners against the last placed Mt Barker.

Mt Barker's Nic Slade takes on Manypeaks' Tim Pyle.
Camera IconMt Barker's Nic Slade takes on Manypeaks' Tim Pyle. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Tim Metcalfe finished with a brace and was well supported by his brother Chris Metcalfe and improving youngster Taylor Pocock.

Both Pocock and Chris Metcalfe also scored along with experienced duo Tim Pyle and Kieran Howie.

Nic Slade was superb for Mt Barker, also finding the back of the net, and played a vital role through midfield while Oliver Ritchie and Elijah Wesley provided great support.

Peaks were able to move four points clear on top of the table after the second-placed North Albany slipped up in the earlier fixture against Spencer Park-Tigers.

Mt Barker goalkeeper Aaron Dunham and Trevor Macmahon defend Manypeaks' Taylor Pocock.
Camera IconMt Barker goalkeeper Aaron Dunham and Trevor Macmahon defend Manypeaks' Taylor Pocock. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Spencer Park-Tigers produced their best performance of the season a week earlier, beating Peaks, and they followed that up with a 4-0 romp of Redbacks.

Jack Dawson’s influence on the side continues to grow, scoring twice while Spencer Park-Tigers goalie Antony Payne again starred and was joined in the best players by Oscar Latham and James Thorne.

The win lifted Spencer Park-Tigers to 13 points, two adrift of Redbacks ahead of a clash with the winless Mt Barker this Saturday.

Meanwhile, in the women’s A-grade, reigning premiers Spencer Park have put together their two best weeks of the season so far as they jumped to third place.

Park’s sole goal of the match was enough to prevail over Vikings and record a third win, leaping above Mt Barker and their opponent in the process.

North Albany downed Mt Barker 3-1 in their round 8 fixture with a hat-trick to Cionne Fage the difference between the two sides.

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