GNL Hockey | Baptist blessed with a win over Queechy

STICKING AT IT: Launceston Suns' Kira Budgeon crosses sticks with Robyn Loche from South Burnie. The Suns came away 4-0 winners. Picture: Paul Scambler.
STICKING AT IT: Launceston Suns' Kira Budgeon crosses sticks with Robyn Loche from South Burnie. The Suns came away 4-0 winners. Picture: Paul Scambler.

Burnie Baptist overcame a persistent Queechy Penguins for an entertaining 2-1 win.

Jake Wolfe and Braden Johnson found the back of the net for Baptist with Keenan Johnson playing the supporting role.

Queechy star Jeremy Tuson continued his scoring run with Queechy’s lone goal as Evan Lawrence provided quality ball through the midfield.

Smithton put an end to Tamar’s run of wins in a tight 3-2 contest in Smithton.

Harry Lester, Lochie Nation and Ben Revell scored for Smithton as Daniel Cramer was strong through the midfield.

Beau Cornelius starred for Tamar but was unable to get his side the win as Robert Partridge and Rohan Foon took the honours.

City Marians overcame Devonport in a close encounter.

City started strongly, scoring the first three goals through Kyle Wescombe, Craig McCarthy and best on ground, Rhys Burgess. Coach Mick Williams was fantastic for Devonport with Lockie Murphy and Callum Dubbeld scoring in the 3-2 loss.

West Devonport and Launceston City played out a one-all draw. Doug Clarke and Ben Hey scored for their respective sides with City goal keeper David Reid continuing his outstanding form.

West Devonport defenders Callum Purcell, Luc Redman and Anthony King toiled hard all day.

South Launceston recovered from their loss last week with a classy 5-1 win over South Burnie.

Keelan Beattie continued his remarkable run with two goals. Kurt Budgeon, James Sexton and Alastair McBain also scored while Jordan Dart found the back of the net for South Burnie with captain Stuart Bowles great again.

In the women’s competition, West Devonport and Launceston City thickened the finals plot with a 1-all draw.

Kaylee Demarco scored City’s goal in the third quarter to hit the front. Samantha Lawrence quickly replied for West Devonport with a goal in the last quarter.

South Launceston Suns scored early against South Burnie and with impressive work from Fenella Harris, Hannah Connolly and Lauren Farrell, claimed a 4-0 win.

South Burnie’s Ella Scolyer and Lucy Hodgetts persevered but were unable to create scoreboard pressure with Robyn Loche and Emilie Dellar strong.

Abby House was fantastic as Smithton picked up their third win for the season with a 1-0 win over Devonport.

Zoe Groves scored the decisive goal in the third and the Saints held on. Devonport defenders Kym Corcoran and Cheree Diprose pushed hard throughout.

City Marians improved on their previous result against Queechy with a 2-1 win.

Kira Johnson scored both for Marians with defensive trio Petrina Birtwistle, Madi Clark and Therese Howard all playing roles.

Caitlin French found the back of the net for Queechy with experienced Sarah McRobbie clinical in the side’s tight defeat.