Star recruit lifts Tamar

IT WAS a massive round in women's Greater Northern League hockey this week.

Tamar Churinga travelled to McKenna Park to face City Marians. 

Star recruit Cara Evans was on song yet again, scoring from two penalty corners within the first 15 minutes of the match. 

Marians were shocked into action, managing to pull one back through a Therese Gibbons field goal before half time.

Tamar was ball hungry throughout, and Shannon Anis managed to score to seal the result, despite Monique Grundy netting for Marians to end it 3-2.

Queechy Penguins drew 2-2 with Smithton in a tight tussle in Launceston. The Qs got their noses in front after Nic Duffy continued her scoring form with a field goal, but Smithton evened through Sonia Poke only five minutes later.

Scores were level until Vicki Brien pushed the Qs clear, but again Smithton had a quick reply, Ava Popowski converting four minutes later. 

Neither side could find the net in the dying minutes, wrestling it out until the end.

Devonport and Launceston City drew 0-0 at Meercroft in blustery conditions.

City again could only field the bare 11, and were down to 10 with an injury before half time.

Emily Nunn had a blinder in her first game back, saving three shots off the line for the visitors.

Burnie Baptist earned a convincing 5-2 win over South Launceston. The travelling team looked more structured from the outset and were three up through Emma Duncan, Raeleigh Phillips and Dana Challis by the 22nd minute.

Amanda Buchanan was strong across the field for South, and earned a goal back, but Amy Dart converted another for Baptist before half time. 

The second half was more even, Phillips scoring again, before South's Emily Reynolds smashed in a short corner in the final seconds.

In the final match, West Devonport defeated an undermanned South Burnie 2-0.

South Launceston's Ella Holmstrom and Burnie Baptist's Emma Duncan. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON

South Launceston's Ella Holmstrom and Burnie Baptist's Emma Duncan. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON


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