Suns shine on Smithton trip

LONG SHOT: Launceston City's Sarah White sends the ball forward against West Devonport. Picture: Scott Gelston

LONG SHOT: Launceston City's Sarah White sends the ball forward against West Devonport. Picture: Scott Gelston

With an undermanned squad and wet weather to contend with, South Launceston needed to pull out all the stops on their trip to Smithton. 

The Suns were rewarded with an early goal to Hayley Johns and kept the Saints scoreless in the first three quarters, whilst collecting their second and third goals. 

Smithton scored a late goal through Maddison Poke, but it wasn’t enough as the Suns went on to win 5-1.

All eyes were on Tamar Churingato bring home a win on its 80th birthday against rivals Queechy. 

The Penguins dominated the first half but Tamar keeper Katelyn Jones denied them any opportunity. 

The second half saw Queechy break the stalemate with two goals to Josie Kremeskothen before Jess Curtis sealed the 3-0 win.

Defensive lapses cost Launceston City a point at home in a tough contest against West Devonport.

The visitors took control early, with Sarah Gray and Issy Sharman scoring the first two goals.

City fought back and scored off a penalty corner in the closing seconds of the first half, but neither team could gaining the upper hand and scores remained 2-1 in West’s favour.

South Burnie and Devonport were met with challenging conditions, but Devonport fought hard to gain the upper hand with Rachel Bentley and Jess Ryan scoring their only goals through good midfield work.

But South Burnie’s Isabelle O’Connor proved too quick for Devonport’s defence coming away with two of the three South Burnie goals, to seal the 3-2 win.

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