Lewis's three field goals help Suns claim win

Allison Cornick and Sophie Bodell challenge for possession in yesterday's game between Tamar Churinga and South Burnie at McKenna Park. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

Allison Cornick and Sophie Bodell challenge for possession in yesterday's game between Tamar Churinga and South Burnie at McKenna Park. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

ROUND 12 of the Women's Greater Northern Hockey League saw South Launceston get a 4-3 win away to Smithton despite only travelling with a handful of regular GNL players.

Smithton took advantage of The Suns' unsettled backline, firing much quicker than the visitors, Sonia Poke scoring in the 4th minute. Molly Lewis replied with the first of three individual field goals for the match, earning her hat-trick with great stick work in the D. Smithton were determined up front, working a number of opportunities and scoring through Ali Oates and Donna Porteus. Celie Blake was South's other scorer, converting with a well-placed stroke.

South Burnie shocked Tamar Churinga with a cracking 5-3 victory. South bounced back from two goals down to level things up by half-time.

A diving goal from Kim Robertson gave them the edge in the second, before Tamar scored their third, but Chelsea Hicks and Mel Scolyer were decisive in the D, putting in one apiece to seal the win for the home side, despite the efforts of Tamar's scorers, Cara Evans and Sophie Bodell.

West Devonport rolled City Marians at home, 4-0. West converted a penalty corner in the first half to give them the edge at the break and took that momentum into the second, Lucy Wootton and Tara Moore bagging two each for the match. Marians pressed hard in the even encounter but were unable to convert, while Nicole Symonds and Romani Kenworthy were kept busy at the back.

Launceston City got up over a hard-working and undermanned Burnie Baptist 4-2. City went ahead through Emma Oakford and Laura Gowans, but Baptist fought back to level things up with conversions from Emma Duncan and Sammy Phillips.

The play teetered at two-all, before City put the game to rest through Kee Mansell and another Oakford effort.

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