GNL | Victory swings West’s way

It was a close, high intensity game between ladder leaders with both teams proving why they deserve top spot.

GIVING CHASE: South Launceston Suns' Kira Budgeon storms down the field pursued by City Marians players. The Suns took the win 4-nil. Picture: Scott Gelston

GIVING CHASE: South Launceston Suns' Kira Budgeon storms down the field pursued by City Marians players. The Suns took the win 4-nil. Picture: Scott Gelston

West Devonport triumphed, collecting five goals with two to Samantha Lawrence, and a goal each to Stephanie Wyllie, Elise Watson and Isabelle Sharman. Undermanned South Burnie’s standout Isabelle O’Conor scored all four goals

Queechy Penguins were too strong for an undermanned Devonport, scoring within the first minute. A team effort piled on four more goals across the forward line in the first quarter.

Devonport did well to stop the visiting side scoring in the middle two quarters, but three final goals capped off the match in Queechy’s favour.

Home team South Launceston came out on top against City Marians. The Suns opened the scoring with a goal to Miranda Grant off a penalty corner in the first quarter and followed it up with a field goal in the second to Kira Budgeon.

Marians prevented any further goals in the first half, but the Suns made the most of their opportunities with a further two goals to Clare and Nicole Symonds to win the game 4-nil.

In a close game home team Smithton was unlucky to not come away with the win against travelling Launceston City.

City’s Mollie Turner opened the scoring with a goal in the first few minutes.

The team connected well, passing through their young forwards and taking advantage of scoring opportunities. Smithton kept them at bay until a penalty corner goal to Emily Nunn sealed the win for City.