Taste of defeat for Vikings

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Viking Louise Quartermaine moves in on North Albany's Hayley Hartwig.
Camera IconViking Louise Quartermaine moves in on North Albany's Hayley Hartwig. Credit: Laurie Benson

North Albany have given new side Vikings their first defeat of the Lower Great Southern Hockey Association women’s A-grade competition after prevailing in Saturday’s round three contest.

The Redbacks won their opening game of the season before losing to Manypeaks last week but they bounced back with a second win of the season after netting three goals against the new Vikings outfit.

State representative Tallulah Gouldthorp was impressive for the winners, scoring twice and playing a key link-up role while striker Cionne Fage also found the back of the net as Redbacks won 3-0.

North Albany's Kelly Burlikowski.
Camera IconNorth Albany's Kelly Burlikowski. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Beck Gallimore and Cate McDonald both played important roles for Redbacks, while for Vikings, goalkeeper Gloria Terpstra was kept busy throughout, making plenty of saves. Experienced pair Georgie Powis and Renae Hordyk also played well.

In the other round three contest, Manypeaks also won their second game of the season as they put five goals past Spencer Park.

A brace to Meg Slattery helped Peaks coast to a comfortable 5-0 win as they scored the five goals inside the first three quarters.

Viking defenders Charlotte Powis, Renae Hordyk, Gloria Terpstra, Corline Le Grande and Georgie Powis look to defend.
Camera IconViking defenders Charlotte Powis, Renae Hordyk, Gloria Terpstra, Corline Le Grande and Georgie Powis look to defend. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Courtney Robinson, Charlotte Edwards and Darcy Ward were Peaks’ best players while Annie Judd and Elsa Piggott worked hard throughout for Park.

Earlier in the week Park lost 1-0 to Mt Barker in a country week make-up fixture.

Meanwhile in the men’s A-grade competition it has been confirmed that Mt Barker will field a team for the remainder of the 2019 season and the proposed Vikings men’s team is not required. Mt Barker lost 7-1 at home to North Albany on Saturday night with Pieter Coetzee and Ashley Eikelboom both scoring twice.

Spencer Park-Tigers and Manypeaks played out a 1-1 draw in their clash in Albany.

Niven Brown rewarded Spencer Park-Tigers hard work with a field goal to give his side the advantage nearing quarter time.

Peaks goalie Heath Cremasco produced a number of telling saves in the second term and as a result his side was able to equalise at the other end with Kieran Howie converting a penalty corner.

The 1-1 score line remained as the two sides failed to get ahead in the second half.

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