Tamar no match for Q’s, even with Deavin

SOGGY PLAY: Former Kookaburra Tim Deavin gets the ball away under pressure for Tamar against Queechy at St Leonards. Picture: Scott Gelston
SOGGY PLAY: Former Kookaburra Tim Deavin gets the ball away under pressure for Tamar against Queechy at St Leonards. Picture: Scott Gelston

A good crowd braved the weather to watch Queechy take on Tamar, with the focal point being Aussie Kookaburra Tim Deavin playing for his home club Tamar.

Evan Lawrence found a way around the Tamar defence to post the first goal two minutes into the second quarter, with Finn Bailey adding another as they headed to the long break.

The Q’s Stuart Withington posted their third at the midpoint of the third quarter.

Tamar was creating chances in attack but Q’s keeper Derrick Heathorn was a man on a mission, stopping anything within range.

But Deavin was always lurking, and with inimitable ease of movement, found the way through the pack to claim two goals for Tamar to add some glamour to the scoreboard.

An undermanned South Launceston posted the first goal in Smithton early in the game, but were eventually outgunned by the Saints.

Brad Buchanan converted a penalty corner in the first quarter with the Saints drawing level minutes later from the stick of Keegan Popowski, who added another in the second quarter.

Suns coach Alistair McBain worked tirelessly around the centre but the Saints had too many working up front with Eddie Popowski, Richard Cornish and Jason House adding to the scoreline to give them an easy win.

The strength of the Smithton side showed through with club stalwarts Joe Coombs and Dan Cramer, who notched 300 and 200-game milestones respectively.

Launceston City and West Devonport struggled to find enough dry ground to test their skills in Launceston.

City came good as the track dried with the first of three goals for Michael Fisher and a further from Chris Pearce sending them to the break in front, before adding three more to the tally to run out easy winners.

West Devonport’s centre-half Daniel Chillcott covered plenty of ground in attack, earning the accolades of the umpires.

South Burnie are now in a three-way fight for second spot on the ladder as a result of its win over Devonport.

Goals for Tom Trevarthan and Stewart Bowles were the highlight of the game as the teams struggled in the soggy conditions in Devonport.

Burnie Baptist and City Marians played out a draw in their clash at Burnie.

Baptist’s usual suspect, Anthony Lockett, converted a penalty stroke and collected the accolades of the umpires for his efforts.

William Gates made the best of the conditions to post a best-on-ground for the Bloods, with team mate Adam Lamprey scoring the equaliser.

Results: Queechy def Tamar 4-2, Burnie Baptist dw City Marians 1-1, South Burnie def Devonport 2-0, Smithton def South Launceston 5-1, Launceston City def West Devonport 5-0.