GNL hockey heats up as Queechy heads for hat-trick

Queechy has had a stellar start to the season, taking two wins from their opening matches, and this week they meet the younger Burnie Baptist side in Burnie.

SECRET WEAPON: Queechy's Tom Moir is one of the team's strong defensive assets. Picture: Phillip Biggs

SECRET WEAPON: Queechy's Tom Moir is one of the team's strong defensive assets. Picture: Phillip Biggs

The Qs have plenty of talent and undoubtedly one of the best controlling defences with Tom Moir, Matt Franklin and keeper Derrick Heathorn combining well.

The Withington brothers up front coupled with Evan Lawrence make a formidable attack and suggest this will be three from three.

South Launceston will be on the back foot against South Burnie on home turf.

Jarrod Bomford has the helm of the Hawks this season, and with an experienced eye controls the mid-field, while in defence brother Jason and the super-experienced Roger Ambrose control ball movement.

The Suns have pace up front, but need to remember older, experienced heads have skill to burn. They put on a good show last week, burying Tamar on home turf in a solid team effort with six different scorers. 

Kurt Budgeon, James Sexton and Coach Al McBain all added multiples to their personal tallies.

This will be a close affair.

Launceston City take on City Marians in Burnie. The Bloods will be keen to step up from two draws and on paper, they should have the fire power.

Bill Gates, Craig McCarthy and Rhys Burgess up front can be devastating if left any space, but their suspect area is the defence with Dave Townsend in the net behind the Barry brothers.

Launceston will be keen to add another win to the tally. Jamie Pinner in the net is the star of the show, in front of Coach Jeremy Stebbings and Dominic Gill.

This game could be a battle of the defences with limited opportunities up front.

Traditional wooden spooners Tamar showed some pep against the Suns and could notch up their first win against West Devonport at home.

All sides are suffering goalkeeper woes this season with Tamar resorting to using their top goal scorer from last season Jack Brophy.

Rohan John, Beau Cornelius and Justin Ockerby run the forward line with a setup that looks dangerous around the circle as the team structure is improving.

West is peppered with good young talent under the watchful eye of Coach Fred Bessell, with Jono Emmett, Dan Chillcott and Luc Redman stand-out performers.

As this side gains GNL experience they could ruin others’ finals hopes.